Stone Sour Part Ways with Guitarist Jim Root
Over the weekend, Stone Sour announced they had parted ways with guitarist Jim Root (pictured left).
Root responded on Instagram to a fan's question about Stone Sour saying, "I'm not in that band anymore. Not my decision. Not happy about it."
Earlier this year Root did not tour with Stone Sour, choosing instead to focus on writing a new Slipknot album.
Stone Sour made an announcement saying, "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 Slipknot 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."
Both Stone Sour and Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor confirmed via Twitter that Root is still in Slipknot and working on their new record together.