Tag Archives: Jim Root

Slipknot’s Jim Root says he doesn’t touch the guitar unless onstage or writing

Posted by on June 16, 2021

Slipknot’s guitarist Jim Root has an interesting story to tell about his musicianship. He doesn’t practice, he doesn’t touch his guitar except on special occasions. We will let him explain. In an interview with Guitar Interactive Magazine, Root elaborates: “I play guitar but don’t consider to be a guitar player. There was a time in […]

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Are Slipknot in the studio!?!?!?!

Posted by on April 27, 2021

  Slipknot is known for being very discrete and keeping everything on the downlow, so why would news about writing a new album be any different? Bassist Alessandro Venturella and guitarist James Root might have spilled the beans by posting pictures on social media. Please keep in mind, the following is just rumors and speculation. […]

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Surgery notes: Slipknot’s Jim Root, The Black Dahlia Murder go under the knife

Posted by on October 5, 2016

There’s nothing easy about touring. As exciting as being on the road can be, there’s a lot of sitting in a van, sleeping uncomfortably, and  stage mishaps. And then there’s mysterious emergency surgery. While we’re not quite sure what that entails or who it effects, The Black Dahlia Murder have bowed out of next week’s Canadian […]

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Jim Root starts writing for next Slipknot album

Posted by on May 5, 2015

With less than a year since the release of Slipknot’s critically acclaimed album .5: The Grey Chapter last year, guitarist Jim Root already started working on new material for their next release or at least that’s what he hopes, according to an interview done by Des Moines Register “We haven’t been able to do two […]

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Slipknot join KoRn to cover Beastie Boys

Posted by on January 25, 2015

Gentlemen, start your “aged white men rapping” jokes. Friday, January 23 was the London, England date of the European leg of Slipknot’s “Prepare For Hell” Tour at the Wembley Arena. Before the show, KoRn – who is the primary opening act on the tour – teased the possibility that they might be collaborating with their headliners for a […]

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Jim Root says Stone Sour fired him over the phone

Posted by on September 30, 2014

It doesn’t seem like guitarist Jim Root got much say in his departure from Stone Sour. Much of the world found out about it via a sudden Facebook post earlier this year after Root write about it on his Instagram account. And while lineup changes in bands are a common occurrence, the fact that Root […]

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Slipknot has ‘98% finished’ recording new album

Posted by on July 3, 2014

At the beginning of the year, Slipknot and Stone Sour guitarist Jim Root decided to sit out Stone Sour’s tour to write the next Slipknot album.  While he was ultimately fired from the band, even though he’s still in Slipknot with singer Corey Taylor, it seems like the album’s made progress, as Taylor reported that […]

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Jim Root fired from Stone Sour

Posted by on May 17, 2014

While guitarist Jim Root is known primarily as the guitarist of Slipknot, he actually joined Stone Sour four years prior to Slipknot. And while he  sat out Stone Sour shows earlier this year to write the next Slipknot album, it looks like he’s been let go from the former band. Here’s what SS’s Facebook page had […]

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Stone Sour covers Metallica in Denver

Posted by on February 10, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/jI9GZJYkYFk[/youtube] They might not have Jim Root on tour with them, but Stone Sour busted out a Metallica cover while in Denver. Saying “without Metallica, every single band in the last 20 years wouldn’t be here,” Corey Taylor introduced the song. With Root sitting out the tour to work on the next Slipknot album, Christian Martucci […]

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Corey Taylor discusses new Slipknot, moving on without Jordison

Posted by on January 27, 2014

Despite the lack of an album release in almost six years, Slipknot is still managing to remain in the spotlight. With drummer Joey Jordison’s departure from the band and the death of bassist Paul Gray, many fans are left wondering what exactly the future holds for Slipknot. In a recent interview with Rock Revolt Magazine, frontman […]

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