December 5, 2014

A former drumtech for Slipknot (Norm Costa) has revealed the identity of the band’s newest members by posting a picture of a backstage call sheet on Instagram.

slipknot-drummer-identity-jay-weinberg-confirmed The sheet shows the names Jay Weinberg, their new drummer and Alessandro Venturella, the bassist. While the sheet doesn’t point out who is who, Venturella’s identity was pretty much revealed on accident in Slipknot’s music video for “The Devil In I,” where Venturella’s hand tattoos were visible.

Taylor admitted he was unhappy when distinctive tattoos on Venturella’s hand identified him as Slipknot’s new bassist. At the time, Corey said, “I was, like, ‘Why didn’t we make him wear gloves?’ I was so upset. I was, like, we thought of all this stuff. We put the hood on him and then the mask . . . And then there is his tattoos for everybody (to see). I was, like, ‘Well, we missed the mark on that one.'”


In other news, it was announced this week that Slipknot, along with Linkin Park and Judas Priest, will headline the ninth annual Rock On The Range festival, scheduled for May 15th, 16th and 17th, 2015, at Ohio’s Columbus Crew Stadium.

Corey Taylor said in a statement, “It’s been way too long since Slipknot has played Rock On The Range . . . five years is too long. We’re coming back with a new album and a new show. It’ll feel good to headline again.”