Left: Jay Weinberg onstage with Against Me! during the Warped Tour at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California on August 9, 2011
Perhaps it wasn’t a match made in heaven after all. Considering Against Me!’s propensity for chewing through drummers, and Jay Weinberg’s inauspicious departure from his previous band, Madball, just months after taking the gig, their 2011 pairing suggested some potential for pyrotechnics.
Worst expectations have come true now that both parties have announced the drummer is moving on. Weinberg was the first to hit twitter with, “I want to let you all know that I am leaving Against Me!, and I wish them all the best."
The remaining band members responded rather cryptically, and less diplomatically, simply by tweeting a photo of a drum machine. Interpret it however you please.
In the meantime, the band is scrambling to find a replacement to complete their next album and appear at the Big Day Out festival in Australia next month. Any takers?