November 24, 2014

Ex-Stone Sour guitarist Jim Root recently did an interview with Team Rock and said, “I spent 12 years helping that band, writing songs for that band and doing things for them. When people conspire and turn their back on you because you have a bigger obligation to get to, it’s a little bit like, ‘Well, I guess that’s that.’ . . . If people are going to make decisions like that for their career, I honestly would rather get on the life raft and get away from that sinking ship.”

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Root continued, “Maybe there’s neurotic people who are nervous and don’t know what their future is — so they have to make rash decisions to try to make sure they have a future. But that’s short-sighted. I tend to look past the end of my nose for my future.”

Root was dismissed from Stone Sour late last year after he elected to sit out an early 2014 Stone Sour tour in order to work on material for the new Slipknot album.

  • Stone Sour is prepping a covers album called Meanwhile In Burbank for release sometime next year.