Stone Sour Officially Fire Guitarist Jim Root, His Role In Slipknot Remains Unchanged


Stone Sour have officially fired guitarist Jim Root, releasing the following statement on the matter earlier today:

“As some of you might have heard by now, Stone Sour and Jim Root have indeed parted ways. We were trying to wait until the completion of the new SK album, but in light of recent events, we are going to confirm this information and move on. We feel it’s best for both bands and hope that is reflected in the days to come. We will give you more information when the time comes.”

Earlier today word broke that Root had been let go from the band and was unhappy about it. A tweet from Stone Sour/Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor confirms that Root remains as a guitarist in Slipknot however, stating:

“Jim and I are still working together in Slipknot and the album is almost done.”

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