Guitarist Jim Root Compares Stone Sour to a ‘Sinking Ship’
Slipknot guitarist Jim Root has been very vocal when it comes to speaking about his ousting from Stone Sour, and he's fired another shot at his former band. Root stated in an interview with 'The Pulse' at Team Rock Radio that he feels like he's gotten away from a "sinking ship."
Root says, "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.' But when people don't give you any reasons then all you can do is speculate. 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."
The guitarist has previously stated that Slipknot has always allowed himself and Corey Taylor the opportunity to pursue Stone Sour. However, when Root took a leave from Stone Sour's touring last fall to focus on writing Slipknot's '.5: The Gray Chapter,' he was dismissed from Stone Sour shortly after.
Root says, "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."
The guitarist has also stated that, while it was initially uncomfortable when Taylor returned to work on Slipknot's new album after Root had been ousted from Stone Sour, his problem is not with Taylor.
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