Corey Taylor reveals about Slipknot’s new drummer that “There were a handful of other people that we were looking at, and none of them wanted to jam with us”

Author Benedetta Baldin - 28.6.2024

There’s been plenty of time to consider Slipknot‘s decision to replace Jay Weinberg with Eloy Casagrande, the former drummer of Sepultura, and it appears that most people agree that he’s a great fit. The amazing performance videos that have been going viral online show how much fun this dude has had behind the kit. Vocalist Corey Taylor discussed the selection process in greater detail when speaking with Revolver. He said that although most applicants chose to send videos to the band rather than meet in person, Casagrande was actually the only one to apply.

I think we just kinda went, ‘You know what? Let’s just tell people.’ It was really as simple as that, you know? Eloy was the only one who was brave enough to get in the room with us. There were a handful of other people that we were looking at, and none of them wanted to jam with us. They just wanted to do their own thing and send it in — a very TikTok thing, you know? And we were like, ‘That’s not the way this works, dude.’ Eloy rearranged his schedule to come see us. He was so hungry to jam and just see what would happen that we were immediately impressed just by that alone. He didn’t get it right away — getting to know him was just as important as jamming with him — but by the time we made that decision, we were, like, ‘Let’s tell the world now. He’s earned it.’ Our audience is so used to us kind of keeping our cards close to our chest, but to me it was more refreshing to just kind of come out and go, ‘Yeah, he’s our dude.’

If you’re eager to see Casagrande, Taylor and company rock out the stage, there are plenty of shows left this year. Check them out here:

Aug 06: Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center * [Tickets]
Aug 07: Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake * [Tickets]
Aug 09: Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena * [Tickets]
Aug 10: Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion * [Tickets]
Aug 12: New York, NY – Madison Square Garden * [Tickets]
Aug 14: Gilford, NH – BankNH Pavilion * [Tickets]
Aug 15: Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center * [Tickets]
Aug 17: Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena * [Tickets]
Sep 01: Pryor, OK – ROCKLAHOMA [Tickets]
Sep 07: Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre # [Tickets]
Sep 08: Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Styles Resorts Amphitheater # [Tickets]
Sep 09: Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life [Tickets]
Sep 11: Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater # [Tickets]
Sep 13: Inglewood, CA – Intuit Dome # [Tickets]
Sep 14: Inglewood, CA – Intuit Dome # [Tickets]
Sep 15: Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre # [Tickets]
Sep 17: Austin, TX – Moody Center # [Tickets]
Sep 18: Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion # [Tickets]
Sep 21: Des Moines, IA – Knotfest Iowa at Waterworks Park # [Tickets]
Oct 11: Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival [Tickets]
Oct 19: São Paulo, BR – Knotfest Brasil  [Tickets]
Nov 08: Guadalajara, MX – Calle 2 [Tickets]
Nov 09: Mexico City, MX – Parque Bicentenario [Tickets]
Dec 05: Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome [Tickets]
Dec 06: Dortmund, DE – Westfalehallen [Tickets]
Dec 08: Stuttgart, DE – Schleyerhalle [Tickets]
Dec 09: Leipzig, DE – Quarterback Immobilien Arena [Tickets]
Dec 11: Zürich, CH – Hallenstadion [Tickets]
Dec 12: Paris, FR – Accor Arena [Tickets]
Dec 14: Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena [Tickets]
Dec 15: Glasgow, UK – Ovo Hydro [Tickets]
Dec 17: Manchester, UK – Co-op Live [Tickets]
Dec 18: Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena  [Tickets]
Dec 20: London, UK – The O2 [Tickets]
Dec 21: London, UK – The O2 [Tickets]

* w/ Special Guests Knocked Loose and Orbit Culture
# w/ Special Guests Knocked Loose and Vended