Jim Root has broken his silence on being dismissed from Slipknot's brother band, Stone Sour. In an interview with Revolver, Root -- who is still a member of Slipknot -- reveals that he had a mash-up of emotions over being asked to step down. "I was mad because Stone Sour didn’t want me," he says. "I had a little anger and a little bit of depression. I was kind of hurt. But at the same time it was probably for the better, because I wasn’t really happy in that band anymore."
News of the parting came back in May after a fan asked on Root's Instagram page about an upcoming Stone Sour show -- to which Root replied, "I'm not in that band anymore. Not my decision. Not happy about it."
News of Root's departure was quickly confirmed on the band's Facebook page by Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor, who stated that Root was still a member of Slipknot, whose new album .5: The Gray Chapter was then process.
Root tells Revolver that he has made peace with the decision and that he is "one-thousand percent" committed to Slipknot.
Revolver is on newsstands now. .5: The Gray Chapter will be released on October 21.
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