BIOGRAPHY - Jim Root
Name: Jim Root
Band(s): Slipknot Stonesour
Guitar(s): Fender Telecaster
AMP: Orange Rockerverb Heads
Instructional DVD/CD: TBA
Music style(s): Metal
Jim Root, full name James Donald Root was born on October 2, 1971 in Des Moines Iowa. He is also known by his number #4. He is best known for being the rhythm guitarist in the hard rock/heavy metal band Slipknot. He also plays lead guitar and sings backing vocals in Iowa based band Stone Sour who he joined in 1995.
Jim Root joined one of the most popular metal bands today Slipknot in 1999, and is the band’s most recent member. He was invited in by Corey Taylor, the Slipknot vocalist and fellow Sour Stone band member. Jim Root is also known as #4 after replacing former #4 Josh Brainard in the band. Jim wears a jester style gimp mask on stage, complete with zipper mouth.
Jim Root has worked on five albums with Slipknot and four albums with Stone Sour, the most recent being Audio Secrecy released in 2010. Jim Root also played on the Roadrunner United Project, performing the solo and harmony guitars on "Tired 'n Lonely" from the project's album “The All-Star Sessions” along with other Slipknot band mate and a group leader Joey Jordison.
Jim Root won a Grammy award with Slipknot in 2006 for best metal performance. He has been nominated for the award six times with both Slipknot and Stone Sour.
Jim Root balances his band duties between Slipknot and Stone Sour, As well as playing lead and rhythm guitar. Jim also plays drums, bass, and keyboards. His usual guitar is a Fender Telecaster on stage. He also plays with a signature edition, being released by Fender in 2007. Fender since then have recently released a signature Jim Root Fender Stratocaster.
JIM ROOT GUITAR VIDEOS
Jim Root|Jim Root - Dead Memories Part 2, Psycho Social and Sulphur.
The second part of Jim Root teaching Slipknot's "Dead Memories", "psycho Social" and "Sulphur"....
Jim Root|Private Gear Tour: Slipknot
Jim Root and Mick Thomson of Slipknot/Stonesour (Jim) give Guitar World the rundown on their ge...
Jim Root|The Blister Exists
Slipknot guitarists Mick Thomson & Jim Root teach "The Blister Exists"....
Jim Root|Mick Thomson - The Nameless
Mick Thompson shows how to play the intro to The Nameless off the album Subliminal Verses....
Jim Root|Mick Thomson - Warming Up
Mick Thompson from Slipknot explains the importance of warming up....
Jim Root|Jim Root - Tips and Adivce
Jim Root gives tips and advice on shredding and alternate picking....
Jim Root|Jim Root - Harmonic Minor Lick
Jim Root shows us an A Harmonic Minor Lick....
Jim Root|Jim Root - Rig Rundown
Slipknot/Stone Sour guitarist, Jim Root was recently hanging out with Mike & Jeff in Australia ...