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 and singer Corey Taylor are both in Slipknot makes the change a little odd. It’s even stranger considering how Root claims he found out. In an interview with Music Feeds, he states that he was told via phone:

I really don’t know what they were thinking or a hundred percent of the reason why they made the decision that they made. I mean, it was basically put to me over a phone call and I thought that was pretty lame. Whatever, it is what it is. Onward and upward. I think I have a little bit of a different opinion on how music should be done anyway. Maybe it is for the better.

Forget Some Kind of Monster. We would’ve paid good money to see a documentary about Slipknot where there was the first sitdown between Root and Taylor. That must’ve been a hell of a conversation. His phrasing makes it seem like the band didn’t even directly fire him. It might have been done through their management, which, again, sounds horribly awkward.

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