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Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg discusses replacing Joey Jordison: “It was a lot of learning”

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Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg has discussed the pressure he felt when replacing original drummer Joey Jordison in the band.

Weinberg replaced Jordison ahead of the release of the band’s 2014 album ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’.

Speaking to Spain’s The Metal Circus, Weinberg spoke of his first experiences of joining the band. “I wouldn’t say I was walking on eggshells. For me, I understood my role in the context of a band changing its dynamic dramatically, working on new songs without two of its founding members [Jordison and late bassist Paul Gray].

“That was huge for a band that had, at this point, existed almost 20 years or something. It wasn’t like walking on eggshells, ’cause I knew the role that I was coming in to play.”

Joey Jordison performing with Slipknot.

“I haven’t been in this band as long as they have, so it was a lot of learning,” Weinberg added. “And still, to this day, I approach this band with open eyes and open ears, ’cause I think every day, I’m learning more and more. And every day, I think, as an individual and perhaps as a collective, we get closer and closer to understanding the potential of what the band really has.

“I had a lot to bring and a lot to prove — not to an audience,” he added. “I didn’t concern myself with that, because I can’t control that — I can’t control how a listening audience is going to accept new Slipknot songs that are my first songs playing with the band or whatever; I can’t control how anybody’s gonna react to that. But I had a lot to prove to myself, I had a lot to prove to my new bandmates, that, for whatever reason, they were drawn to my playing and that I was asked to be a part of their band for a reason.”

Joey Jordison recently shared his memories of Slipknot’s classic 1999 debut album as the band celebrated 21 years of the record. “It’s almost hard to believe how these years have flown by like blast beats,” he wrote. “That album was [and] will always be some of the absolute best memories of my life.”

Slipknot released new album ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ in 2019, and won Best Band In The World at the NME Awards 2020 earlier this year.

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Beatles girlfriends: Who were the Beatles dating before they got famous?

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“It had been the same with other girlfriends I’d had. There was something the matter with me.”

Despite these difficulties, Cynthia and John got married, after she became pregnant with their son, Julian Lennon.

Speaking about how Cynthia felt about their marriage when Beatlemania hit in her 2006 book, John, she said: “I was usually dismissed as the impressionable young girl who fell for him, then trapped him into marriage.”

Cynthia also claimed she was told to pretend she was someone else to keep her marriage to John secret in their early days, telling NPR: “I was asked many times if I was John’s wife, and I had to refuse and say, ‘No, no, I’m somebody else.’”

Julian was born on April 8, 1963, but John said unsavoury things about him in his 1980 interview with Playboy.

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Viola Davis Takes Over for Kylie in the ‘WAP’ Video — and Cardi B Reacts

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Here to slay! Viola Davis is on board with one fan’s tweak to the Kylie Jenner cameo in Cardi B‘s “WAP” music video.

“Who did this? 😩🤣😍 #HowToGetAwayWithWAP,” the 54-year-old Oscar winner wrote via Instagram on Sunday, August 9, alongside an edit of her face on the 23-year-old reality star’s body.

Taraji P. Henson, Questlove, SZA and more stars couldn’t contain their laughter in the comments of Davis’ post. “Hahah but why do I love it 🔥😂,” Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Porsha Williams wrote.

Viola Davis Takes Over for Kylie Jenner WAP Video Cardi B Reacts
Viola Davis, Cardi B and Kylie Jenner. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock; YouTube (2)

The most supportive comment of all, however, came from the 27-year-old “Bodak Yellow” rapper herself. “I’m so fan out right now ya don’t even know,” Cardi tweeted on Sunday, sharing the hilarious edit on her own feed.

On Friday, August 7, Cardi broke the internet with the video for her latest single with Megan Thee Stallion. Jenner was one of many famous faces to appear in the visual, along with Normani, Rosalía, Mulatto and Rubi Rose. Despite the fierce female empowerment on display in the video, fans weren’t too happy with the decision to include the Kylie Cosmetics founder in such an otherwise diverse group of women.

“Normani did ALL this and Kylie walked down the hall and opened a door,” one fan tweeted about the video on Sunday. “If that’s not a perfect visual indication of Black women having to do the most and white women do the bare minimum to get somewhere, I don’t know what is.”

Cardi, however, was quick to fire back at the negativity surrounding Jenner’s cameo, noting that the makeup mogul was “so lovely” to her daughter, Kulture, and her sister, Hennessy, at Stormi Webster‘s birthday party.

“Normani is one of the best female artist that dances Like she dances her f–kin ass off! Why would she open a door? Please tell me how that would make sense?” the Grammy winner replied. “The best part of the song is the beat & hook it what makes you want to shake your ass. … Not everything is about race. Theres issues out here in the world that it is about race that I preach all the time about. This is not about f–kin race.”

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John Lennon Elton John: Did they ever collaborate? Story behind Sir Elton and Lennon songs

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However, John and Sir Elton’s collaborations were few but mainly consisted of the pair contributing their musical talents to each other’s work.

First, Sir Elton asked for his friend’s help on a Beatles cover, and in 1974 John helped Sir Elton form his version of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

The B-side to this track was One Day at a Time, by John Lennon, and thus began a beautiful partnership.

Of course, John was not going to appear on the track in a normal way, and instead, he was credited as Dr Winston O’Boogie, with Winston being John’s middle name.

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