Slipknot’s Jim Root Says He “Would Like To” Perform “We Are Not Your Kind” In Full

During a recent interview with WMMR, Slipknot’s Jim Root said he “would like to” perform the band’s latest album “We Are Not Your Kind” in full during a special show. He made the comment after being asked if the band are planning anything to celebrate their 25th anniversary next year. The guitarist said the following:

“I don’t know, man. I don’t know if we’re gonna [play] a [whole] record [live]. We did that with ‘Iowa’ at Knotfest, and it was cool — it was a cool thing. But it might be cool to do… We have been talking about maybe trying to find some way to play [the new SLIPKNOT] album [‘We Are Not Your Kind’] in its entirety — from top to bottom. I would like to do that. I think that would be something really cool. And do it in a really toned down, stripped down, not big stage set, club atmosphere type of thing. I’d love to do something like that. And then maybe webcast it or something.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Slipknot Members Planning To Release Album They Recorded During The “All Hope Is Gone” Sessions

Back in November 2018, Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan revealed that him, Corey Taylor, Jim Root, and Sid Wilson actually recorded another album during the sessions for “All Hope Is Gone.“ Now, during a recent interview with Loudwire, Clown said the effort may get released during the “We Are No Your Kind” cycle:

“We have a whole other album that four of us wrote when we did ‘All Hope Is Gone‘. We have 11 songs that we’re gonna release sometime in this album cycle. But it’s never been about just getting it out. It needs to be out when it’s right and by coming out during this album cycle people will even understand more what we’re doing on this album and what first led to it.”

Slipknot’s Jim Root On Chris Fehn: “He Was A Big Part Of The Band Visually’

During a recent interview with, Slipknot’s Jim Root was asked if former percussionist Chris Fehn’s absence had an effect on the band’s latest album “We Are Not Your Kind.” He responded with the following:

“It hasn’t, really. When we were writing the record, Clown is very involved and he covered it all. It’s hard to answer that. I don’t want to say that Chris didn’t contribute anything. He was a big part of the band, visually. He had a great stage presence and he had some great ideas for percussion. But I can’t say it changed how I worked.”

Jim Root On Slipknot’s Mystery Percussionist: “I’m Actually Surprised That Nobody Has Sussed Out Who It Is Yet”

During a recent interview with Rock Sound, Slipknot’s Jim Root talked a bit about the band’s new percussionist, who fans have been calling “Tortilla Man.” While on the subject, the guitarist said he is “actually surprised that nobody has sussed out who it is yet.”

Root said the following:

“I’m actually surprised that nobody has sussed out who it is yet, but nobody has. And in this day and age of social media, with phones and cameras everywhere, that’s kinda interesting. I’ve seen the Tortilla Guy hashtag when I’m going through my IG and all of that and I think it’s pretty funny. It’s weird because I’ve met this guy before, I know who he is, but he’s really kind of elusive, even around our camp.

I’ve had some people tell me, ‘Don’t tell us who he is, we’re having fun trying to figure it out!’ So I’m gonna keep my mouth shut about all of that and see what happens. Eventually someday someone’s going to figure it out…”

The mysterious member took over for Chris Fehn, who is currently in a lawsuit with the band.

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Jim Root Says Him And Corey Taylor “Would Have Just Ended Up Killing Each Other” If He Stayed In Stone Sour

During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Jim Root talked a bit about his bitter 2014 split with Stone Sour and what it’s been like working with Corey Taylor in Slipknot since then. He said the following:

“Corey and I are much closer now. It’s the best thing, me leaving Stone Sour. We would have just ended up killing each other and driving each other crazy. I can’t spread myself that thin. I needed it, this band [Slipknot] needed it and Stone Sour certainly needed it. I just didn’t have the time to commit that I’d have liked. I think they were tired of my shitty attitude, that’s for sure.”

Clown Says Him & Other Members Of Slipknot Recorded An Unreleased Side Project Album In 2008

In a new interview with Metal Hammer, M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan revealed that him, Corey Taylor, Jim Root, and Sid Wilson actually recorded a side project album during the sessions for Slipknot’s 2008 album “All Hope Is Gone.“ One track from the effort, “Til We Die,“ was previously released on the digipak version of “All Hope Is Gone,“ but the others have yet to surface. However, Clown said he does hope to release them someday.

Clown said the following:

“There’s a collection of songs that were recorded, 11 I think, I’ve held on to them for 10 years because it hasn’t been right, and I’m going to let you know now that it’s feeling right.

Is it Slipknot? No, it’s not Slipknot. Is it four members of Slipknot? Yes. It’s four members of Slipknot. Is it music being written at the same time as ‘All Hope Is Gone‘? Absolutely.

Jim would write guitar then go down and play guitar on the album, then come up and finish playing guitar on the song. That’s how we’d kill time during those four months.”

He continued:

“There’s a big collection of music, it’s fucking really amazing. It’s so amazing it had to be held back to wait for the right time, it’s been 10 years. It wasn’t going to be one of those things to loosely go out and confuse everyone, and piss everyone off.

I’m not going to put music out to spite people – we do things the right way in this camp. The right way is that sooner or later, people need to be made aware of it because it’s the truth. It happened. We spent time doing it, we worked it every day, we mixed it, we mastered it, there’s artwork. It’s amazing stuff. But it’s all got to be right in the story of Slipknot.”

Slipknot’s Jim Root Says Ross Robinson Rumor Is “Fake News”

Slipknot bassist Alessandro Venturella recently sparked rumors suggesting the band were working on their new album with Ross Robinson after posting an Instagram story featuring the producer’s dog. Now, in the comments of the below Instagram post, Jim Root said these rumors are “fake news.”

[via The PRP]