American hard rock outfit Stone Sour have announced that they have parted ways with their guitarist, Jim Root. The band confirmed rumours that Root had left the band via a statement posted on their official Facebook page, which you can read in full below:
“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 Slipknot 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.”
Reportedly some time before the release of the statement, a fan asked Root on his Instagram account if he was just sitting out some concert dates or if he was having problems with the band, to which he responded, “I’m not in that band anymore. Not my decision. Not happy about it.”
More details surrounding a replacement for Root will be confirmed as it develops.