Slipknot guitarist Jim Root spoke in a recent interview with ‘Loudwire’ and shared his idea about the possible solo album in the self-quarantine amid coronavirus pandemic.
Jim Root said that he started to work on a possible solo album and shared some details about his works. He also stated that he would reflect his compile ideas to the solo album by using his times in quarantine.
Here’s what Jim Root stated:
“I would like to, just because I need to stay busy. I didn’t start a family, I never got married, I didn’t do any of that stuff. And I know Corey wants to do a solo project that’s outside of Stone Sour; he’s mentioned that. And unless I’m writing for Slipknot, I wouldn’t know what to do with my time.
It’s easy for me to sort of write Slipknot arrangements and ideas — they come kind of naturally to me, just ’cause I spent so much time with [late Slipknot bassist] Paul [Gray], and writing as much as I’ve written on the last two records, I don’t really have to think about that too much. But for a solo project, I am gonna overthink that until I’m insane and it probably may never ever come out.”
Jim Root also exploded claims about leaving the band by saying that Slipknot is a priority for him. He continued:
“It’s one of those things where it’s, like, what direction do I go? Do I even think about a direction?. Do I just let it naturally come out? Do I use things that I’ve written and intended for Slipknot that maybe Slipknot didn’t gravitate towards or maybe Slipknot was just, like, ‘Ah, it’s not really very Slipknot‘? Not that there’s any rules on what is or what is not Slipknot. A good song is a good song, whether it’s for this or that or the other thing.
Obviously, Slipknot is my priority and it’s what I’m always gonna have as a priority and that’s gonna be the main thing that I always focus on, as long as I can or as long as we’re viable or as long as we wanna continue to do that.
What would I do as a solo project? What direction would I take? I kind of get all that out essentially with all the arrangements I’ve written for the last couple of Slipknot records. I don’t know that I need another outlet. But I’m gonna try — just set a goal, maybe see if I can achieve it, type of thing. We’ve got time on our hands now.”
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