Weinberg, who now lives in Nashville, has been part of the Slipknot machine since 2014 after longtime drummer Joey Jordison parted ways with the Iowa powerhouse, sat down with Jamey Jasta for close to 2 hours to talk about all things Metal.
A recent hot topic among many artists and concert-goers is whether fans should be allowed to attend shows with cellphones. It’s almost impossible to go to a concert or festival and watch your favourite band without having to gaze past a sea of brightly lit screens blocking your view. Not only does it mean most of the crowd have their arms in the air, but it also means the amount of light from screens shining back into the crowd can be extremely obstructive for many that simply want to enjoy the show.
Weinberg shares his experience of the Misfits show and his dislike for cellphones at concerts, which, is a sentiment most of us now share. “I’d seen that version of the Misfits, the original Misfits, that’s my third time seeing them was the Garden show,” Weinberg explains. “Misfits were one of the hugest bands in my life just getting into punk rock and hardcore metal...when everything was announced that the Misfits was gonna play shows again, I was gonna do everything I could to get to those shows.”
“I saw the LA forum show,” Weinberg continues, “and I saw them in Newark during those first couple of rounds of shows and they did like a week of shows recently. Each of the three were amazing, the first two though where they wouldn’t let you have your phone was my favourite” Weinberg explains.
In 2018, Jack White received backlash from fans after banning mobile phones at his own shows saying “It’s funny that the easiest way to rebel is to tell people to turn off their phone, I want people to live in the moment,” speaking to the Toronto Sun. He also said: “If your phone is that important to you that you can't live without it for two hours then I don't know. Maybe it's time to see a therapist.”
Jasta and Weinberg both agree on the matter with Jasta commenting about the event “They [Misfits] made the arena feel like a club or a theatre show.”
Listen to the full show with Jamey Jasta and Jay Weinberg here.
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