Stone Sour’s Jim Root To Sit Out Upcoming Tour To Focus On New Slipknot Album


Stone Sour guitarist Jim Root will not be joining the band on their winter run with Pop Evil and Stolen Babies, instead opting to focus on writing new material for Slipknot. Stone Sour had the following to say of that:

“With an impending Slipknot album on the horizon, Jim will not be touring with Stone Sour this winter. Everyone involved is okay with the decision and our mutual friend Christian Martucci will be filling in on guitar. It was a difficult decision, but as the fans have wanted another Stone Sour tour and Jim had responsibilities to the writing process with Slipknot, we feel this is the best decision where everyone wins.”

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