In fact, the only two songs Root recorded during the album's sessions were "Purity" and "Me Inside", the former being featured on the short-lived first pressing of Slipknot as well as the 10th Anniversary Edition, and the latter being its replacement.
Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor invited Root to join the band based on Taylor's past experiences working with him in Stone Sour.
Although filling in the spot of rhythm guitar in 1999, Root is considered to be one of the band's main songwriters and has written lead guitar parts for Slipknot's later albums particularly on All Hope is Gone and .5 The Gray Chapter (from what has been said it seems like he wrote the large majority of the songs).
Ultimately he suggests ways to regain to control of life, mind, and willpower by keeping occupied with positive outlets. It’s clear that The You Rock Foundation goes out of its way to prove that no matter the circumstances everyone deserves a chance to be happy.
Check out the video below and if you like their message visit their supporting site, the Crisis Text Line, for more ways to help cope and to find out how you can volunteer to make someone else’s life better.
We can all do something stupid and taking it back is what can bring a lot of honor back to you. Hopefully Root is able to find himself in a similar situation and get his guitar back.
It has been a tumultuous week for Slipknot, as turntablist Sid Wilson injured his foot and will have to dial back his maniacal performances until the injury heals.
In the past You Rock has spoken with Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), Corey Taylor (Slipknot), and Ben Weinman (Dillinger Escape Plan), each offering their own stories and direction.
The latest video features Jim Root (Slipknot) as he sits down for an intimate, unmasked discussion of his bouts with depression.
This is seen on both their social media sites like Instagram and Facebook. On , Stone Sour released an official statement saying that Root was no longer a member of the band.