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Janet Weiss, ex-Sleater-Kinney drummer, opens up on difficult departure

“How can we be combating for equality and never have it in our band…”

Former Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss has opened up about her departure from the band.

The musician left the group after 24 years again in July, only one month earlier than the group launched their newest album ‘The Middle Received’t Maintain’. Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker later unveiled Angie Boylan as Weiss’ alternative.

In a current dialog on The Entice Set With Joe Wong podcast, Weiss claimed that her bandmembers hadn’t allowed her to specific her personal creativity in the course of the recording of the 2019 LP.

“The foundations modified inside the band, and [Brownstein and Tucker] informed me the principles modified,” Weiss defined. “I mentioned, ‘Am I simply the drummer now?’ They mentioned sure. And I mentioned, ‘Are you able to inform me if I’m nonetheless a artistic equal within the band?’ And so they mentioned no. So, I left.”

(L-R) Janet Weiss, Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney. (Credit score: Getty)

She went on to disclose that Sleater-Kinny had gone via counselling in an effort to work via the problems inside the group, however mentioned that her function change made her determine that it was “time for me to maneuver on”.

Nonetheless, the choice to exit the band wasn’t straightforward for Weiss. “I considered it quite a bit. I imply, I’ll by no means play with two individuals like that once more,” she informed host Wong.

“They’re completely distinctive, unimaginable, intuitive gamers. It’s quite a bit to stroll away from. It’s my sisters, my household. However I couldn’t be in that band and have it not be equal, particularly with what it represents to me.

“It represents equality. How can we be combating for equality and never have it in our band; it simply grew to become a disconnect.”

Again in August, Weiss was concerned in a serious automobile accident close to to her dwelling in Portland. She suffered a damaged left collarbone and fractures to each her legs.

Sleater-Kinney, in the meantime, are set to and deliver ‘The Middle Received’t Maintain’ to the UK in early 2020.

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