Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg has been named the best metal drummer for 2022 by the readers of Modern Drummer Magazine. The 31-year-old expressed his gratitude with an Instagram post, where he wrote:
It is truly an honor to be named Metal Drummer of the Year in the 2022 @modern_drummer Reader’s Poll. I distinctly remember being a teenager, buying my first copy of Modern Drummer Magazine at my local drum shop. It’s surreal and humbling to receive this recognition.
Thank you so much to Modern Drummer, the entire MD community, and everyone who voted. Your support means the world to me.
Tomas, Brann, Eloy, and Matt: you guys know how much your music means to me. Thank you all for the endless inspiration you’ve given the worldwide drumming community, and for everything you do to push the instrument forward.
Thank you to my wife @chloweinberg, our dog @hiya___papaya, my parents and siblings, and my bandmates in @slipknot for the love and encouragement. I owe you all a debt of gratitude I can never repay.
To everyone who’s been in my corner all these years, thank you so much. I sincerely appreciate it