During the conversation with JOE.ie on Youtube, the iconic guitarist of Slipknot, Jim Root, has revealed the modern generation pop star who blows his mind.

On the question about if he follows the new generation music, Jim Root stated that Ariana Grande is his favorite musician and she is blowing Jim’s mind with her stunning music. Also, Jim explained how he explored Ariana Grande. 

JOE.ie asked:

“Do you check in modern pop?”

Here is what Jim Root said:

“I haven’t, and that’s my fault because I’m kind of jaded of it, and I feel like it’s all become sort of, like… maybe it’s not genuine, but I could be totally 100% wrong about that. And that’s my own fault for not diving in and really getting deep into it.”

He continued:

“One of the girls at our management company was listening to some Ariana Grande and I didn’t know that’s what she was listening to; I was, like, ‘What’s that? That’s awesome.’

She told me what it was, and I was kind of mind-blown. I’m sure there’s a lot of really good modern pop music out there. I’ll discover it when it’s time. Usually, I’m a little bit late, and I think that’s what works for me as a songwriter or a guitar player.”

Jim added:

“Like, to not be influenced by that type of stuff and just stay where I’m at and use my original influences from being a child.”

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