jim root stone sour, Jim Root officially departs Stone Sour….

Stone Sour dropped the announcement over the weekend that guitarist Jim Root would no longer be a part of the band, however he will continue to play guitar in Slipknot.

Stone Sour made the announcement via their Facebook page stating, “As some of you might have heard by now, Stone Sour and Jim Root have indeed parted ways.

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“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.”

Corey Taylor also posted the following message on his Twitter account, “Jim and I are still working together in SLIPKNOT and the album is almost done.”