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Code Orange


Posted on November 27, 2010

If you head on over to LickLibrary you will be able to check out a cool two part interview with STONE SOUR guitarist Jim Root, who is also famed for his six-sting skills in Slipknot.

In the interview, Jim recalls Stone Sour’s performance at Download festival earlier this year, commenting ”we’re a live band, that’s what we do best, we’re stripped down, punk rock and we play and that’s what we do.”

Talking about his first guitar, he tells LickLibrary “It was like a Memphis Les Paul copy, like the Harmony & Memphis and all the cheaper Sears guitars, y’know one of those in Tobacco Sunburst.” But he insists his first real guitar he was a Charvel Model 1 when he was 15 and that was when he started to really play and really listen to music. “Being that I wanted to play guitar, I listened to very guitar orientated music,” He says as he talks influences, “…a friend of mine introduced me to Ride the Lightning by Metallica – that blew my mind.”

Find part 1 of the interview in the player below and


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