Slipknot's Jay Weinberg Meets Teen Drummer Who Killed 'Unsainted'
A 14-year-old drummer whose knockout cover of Slipknot's "Unsainted" became a viral YouTube hit has had a chance to meet the band's drummer, Jay Weinberg.
Maren Alford released a video last month that captured her playing drums on "Unsainted," with the teen musician saying at the time, "Jay Weinberg is one of my favorite drummers and I'm excited to cover one of his songs -- the moment I heard Slipknot's 'Unsainted' I knew this was the one!"
Now Alford got the chance to meet Weinberg -- the son of E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg -- at the Knotfest Roadshow in Dallas last Saturday (September 7th).
Alford wrote, “Best day ever hanging out with Jay Weinberg before Knotfest in Dallas! Not only is he a beast behind the kit, but he’s also the most encouraging, kind and generous guy! Really a dream come true to meet and spend time with him -- and the Slipknot show was incredible! Thank you for everything Jay -- you’re the best!”
"Unsainted" is the lead track from Slipknot's new album, We Are Not Your Kind, which came out last month and went to Number One on the Billboard album chart. The band next plays on September 27th at the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, Kentucky.