Thursday, January 15, 2015

Slipknot's Jim Root: "Of all the bands I’ve been in, Mick is my favourite guitarist to collaborate with"


Slipknot guitarists Mick Thomson and Jim Root were recently interviewed by Total Guitar, you can read some excerpts below:


How do you think your relationship as guitarists has evolved as a unit?
Jim: “It’s still evolving. We still play guitar very separately from each other. There will come a time where we will need to start working together a lot closer.

"Of all the bands I’ve been in, Mick is my favourite guitarist to collaborate with - he’s so technical. He writes riffs that blow my mind. We’ve maybe always been a little bit ‘uhhhh’ around each other guitar- wise. But we’re growing up, and we can put all that competitive bullshit behind us.”

Has there been competitiveness in the past?
Jim: “Not really on the surface, but if Mick got a new amp or something, you think, ‘shit, that’s going to change the dynamic.’ But the sound guy would have to make sure that the amps are set so that they jive with each other. Anyway, I think that competitiveness is healthy and makes the band better.”

Click here to read the full interview.