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Slipknot drummer Weinberg unveils exceptional new goalie mask

Musician dished on playing goalie, being Devils fan on McKenna's podcast

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Jay Weinberg's got a new mask to wear while rocking out and tending goal.

The drummer for Slipknot unveiled an awesome new band-themed mask he had made for playing goalie on Instagram on Friday.

Instagram from @jayweinberg: I recently spoke with @6degreeswithmm about my love for ice hockey, the similarities of being a drummer and a goaltender, the origin of this mask, and much more in between. Check it out via the link in my bio.

Weinberg is the son of E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg, and also has toured with Bruce Springsteen's band, Madball and Against Me!. He joined Slipknot, a heavy-metal band whose members are known for their on-stage masks, in 2014.

Weinberg was a guest on former NHL goalie Mike McKenna's podcast, where he dished on the origin of his spectacular mask, painted by Dave Fried of Friedesigns.

Tweet from @MikeMcKenna56: When @slipknot drummer @jayweinbergdrum needed a paint job for his goalie mask, @Friedesigns nailed it. More in his @6DegreesMM episode ������@ApplePodcasts

"I basically had the mindset where I said 'I play in a band where I wear a mask. I've got to have [his goalie mask] be my Slipknot mask," Weinberg said. "

Weinberg also discussed growing up a fan of the New Jersey Devils, playing goalie for the East Side Hellhounds, his adult-recreation league team, the similarities between goaltending and being a drummer and much more.

"As goalies, we have something in our brains that's just a little bit off that get something out of that pressure," Weinberg said. "I think that translates to drums as well. The drummer has a lot of the same responsibilities that a goaltender does."

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