Well it looks like Jim Root is out of Stone Sour. Over the weekend Stone Sour released a statement saying that Root was no longer the guitar player in the band:
“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.”
Loudwire found a comment on Root’s instagram where a fan asked him his status in the band and Root responded with:
Even with Jim being fired from Stone Sour Corey Taylor has said that this has nothing to do with Slipknot and that he and Jim are working on the album as we speak. Once we get more details on this we will let U guys know.