Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg told Rock Sound
that he didn't know he was auditioning for the band when he first met them in 2014. "I got a call to come out and audition for something, I wasn't told what it was going to be, but just like 'can you please come out to LA and audition for this thing?'" he revealed.
"With no other information other than that, and it was like 'well yeah, why wouldn't I go check that out? What's the worst thing that could happen? I get a free flight to LA y'know?' I'm never gonna say no to some rabbit hole that's gonna present itself, unless there's like, some true conflict."
"It was basically like, 'go in that room, there's a drum set, you're gonna audition for Slipknot right now'. I feel like we did 'Before I Forget
' and then 'Duality
'... it was those two that we started with, and then we just went into everything else."
"They were basically like, 'alright well, it's yours if you want it. Let's get to work, let's go home for the holidays but then in the new year let's start working on a new Slipknot album.'"