Slipknot drummer on possible 20th anniversary celebration: “It would be really cool to do something”

Credit: M. Shawn CrahanIn 2019, Slipknot‘s self-titled debut album will celebrate its 20th anniversary. The masked metallers have teased plans to mark the milestone, including a casting call for a mysterious “20th anniversary music video,” but nothing has been officially announced.

Speaking with ABC Radio, drummer Jay Weinberg, who joined the Knot in 2014, would neither confirm nor deny that 20th anniversary plans are in the works, but he’s pumped for whatever is going to happen.

“It would be really cool to do something for the 20th anniversary of the first album,” Weinberg says. “That’s a ground-breaking album, not just for Slipknot, but for heavy music in general.”

“We’ll see what happens in 2019,” he adds. “And it’d be really exciting to see what happens with that.”

Weinberg is particularly amped for a possible 20th anniversary celebration after playing with Slipknot during their 2016 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest set.  During that show, they performed their beloved 2001 album Iowa in full to mark its 15th anniversary.

“I was a huge fan of [Iowa] when it came out,” Weinberg says. “I was 11 when that album came out, and it changed my life. So to be a part of that celebration for 15 years of that album was very special.” 

In addition to the possible 20th anniversary festivities, Slipknot is also working towards releasing a new album in 2019. The band unleashed a new song called “All Out Life” on Halloween.

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