Slipknot’s drummer also has Slipknot-themed goalie masks

You can’t be in Slipknot unless you have a mask. Drummer Jay Weinberg is no exception. He’s also a hockey fan. From there, it’s not a leap from there for him to get into goalie masks–especially since he also plays between the pipes whenever he can.

I quote from the 6 Degrees podcast:

“I don’t even know if anybody in the band has even seen that! After we finished touring in support of our last record, I had some time at home to regroup. Living in Nashville, a lot of people got hockey fever after the Predators made their Stanley Cup run.

“I have a friend who runs a guitar shop in town and he and I said: ‘We’ve got to start a team,” so we started a team together called the East Side Hellhounds. He and I were on the ice at 6am every day, playing hockey and getting our chops back because I had quit playing hockey.

“But I got my pads and basically had the mindset of, ‘All right, I play in a band where I wear a mask – I can’t not have my goalie mask be my Slipknot mask.’  So I contacted a really talented guy named Dave Fried from Friedesigns, who painted my goalie mask.”

Nice.

Read more at Metal Hammer.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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