Jay Weinberg Is Back With His First Show After Slipknot Exit

Jay Weinberg is poised to make a triumphant comeback to the spotlight as he takes up the drumming duties for Infectious Grooves at the upcoming Byron Bay Bluesfest in Australia on April 1. This highly anticipated performance marks Weinberg’s first major appearance since parting ways with Slipknot in November.

The exciting announcement was made via an Instagram post by Suicidal Tendencies, ensuring fans that this is no April Fool’s joke. The post hinted at a unique edition of Infectious Grooves’ performance, promising an extraordinary blend of Funk Punk, and everything in between.

The lineup for this special show at the Byron Bay Bluesfest during Easter weekend boasts a stellar ensemble, featuring Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies on vocals, Robert Trujillo from Metallica on bass, and guitarists Dean Pleasants and Dave Kushner from Velvet Revolver.

In addressing the absence of their regular drummer, Brooks Wakerman, the post provided a glimpse into Infectious Grooves’ drumming legacy, from Stephen Perkins to Josh Freese and the teenage sensation Brooks Wakerman. The revelation of Jay Weinberg as the driving force behind the drums for this run added an extra layer of excitement.

Weinberg, expressing his enthusiasm about joining Infectious Grooves, stated, “It’s an absolute honor to play with the legendary Infectious Grooves on this incredibly exciting Australian tour!” He conveyed his excitement for performing in one of the most beautiful countries for heavy music fans worldwide.

The news sent Weinberg to social media, sharing his anticipation publicly and promising more surprises for the Byron Bay Bluesfest dates. Meanwhile, Dave Kushner, an early associate of Infectious Grooves, is set to reunite with the band for this festival performance, adding another layer of nostalgia and excitement.

While the announcement hinted at additional surprises (“warning number four”), the limited number of shows with the expanded lineup was attributed to scheduling constraints. The post concluded by expressing the band’s excitement in welcoming Jay Weinberg and Dave Kushner for this event and hinting at more shows to be announced soon.

The lingering question remains whether Jay Weinberg’s involvement with Infectious Grooves will extend beyond these scheduled performances, adding an element of mystery and anticipation to his return to the stage after his recent surprise appearance with The Bouncing Souls.

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