The Drummer From Slipknot Shares A Childhood Story About Meeting Metallica’s Lars Ulrich

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Lars Ulrich photo: Ralph Arvesen (Wikimedia Commons) / Jay Weinberg photo: Anthony Scanga
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The current drummer from Slipknot, Jay Weinberg, has shared a really heartwarming childhood story on social media that involves meeting Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.

On his Twitter account, the drummer from Slipknot posted a photo of a surprise he found at home. Said surprise is that of a drumhead framing that included a new drumhead. Per Weinberg’s tweet, he wrote:

“Daaaaamn! My wife surprised me on our day at home with this sick drumhead reframing — with a new addition!”

This post turns into a thread though that reveals how much the Metallica drummer means to that of the drummer from Slipknot. In the following tweet, the Slipknot drummer shared a picture of him, his dad, and that of Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich. Weinberg wrote the following:

“Back in 2004, my dad @EStreetMax brought me to my first-ever @Metallica gig. @larsulrich and the guys were so gracious and kind — and they put on a hell of an inspiring show. I distinctly remember telling Lars that night that I was starting to play the drums, myself…”

The final tweet in Weinberg’s thread shows the original drumhead that Ulrich signed. Weinberg wrote the following:

“I took his inspirational note to heart that night, and pursued a lifelong dedication to music.”

It’s remarkable what one kind gesture can do for someone’s life. Because Lars took the time to chat with little Jay and sign that drumhead, Jay became inspired and became one of the sickest drummers around in heavy music.

You can find Jay Weinberg’s full Twitter thread below:


Words by: Michael Pementel