LAMB OF GOD's Chris Adler has refused to confirm or deny that he played drums on the upcoming SLIPKNOT album, saying that "right now I think silence is golden."After "The Negative One", the first new song from SLIPKNOT in six years, was made available on the band's web site on August 1, some fans have observed that the drumming style was similar to that of Adler, whose band has shared the stage with SLIPKNOT in the past. ABC News Radio caught up with Adler and asked him about the Internet chatter. "Right now I think silence is golden," he said. "Right now I don't think those guys need me, or need me talking about it." Regarding the fact that many fans have posted online that the playing on the track sounds an awful lot like Adler, he said: "You know, I listened to it and I thought it sounded a little bit like me, too," he admitted. "At the moment, I just don't recall doing it. "I'm getting texts and emails and phone calls about it," Adler added. "[But] for the moment, I don't know anything about it." SLIPKNOT's fifth album follows up 2008's "All Hope Is Gone" and is the band's first without founding bassist Paul Gray, who died in 2010, and drummer Joey Jordison, who was let go late last year. Reports have suggested that SLIPKNOT has recruited drummer Jay Weinberg to play on the new album and tour. Weinberg is the son of Max Weinberg, longtime Bruce Springsteen and the E STREET BAND drummer. SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio that fans will have to wait a bit longer for things like the new drummer's identity and the record's title. "We're keeping a lot of that under wraps, out of fairness, because we want the music to speak for itself," he said. "We don't want people listening to our music and making up their minds about something before they even know what the music is. So trust me, you know, when the time is right, we will give you the answers that you need, and that's the way it is." SLIPKNOT announced in December 2013 that it had parted ways with Jordison. The band has not disclosed the reasons for Jordison's exit, although the drummer issued a statement in January saying that he did not quit the group.
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