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Posted on November 17, 2010

When in the UK recently as STONE SOUR toured the UK on their co-headline tour with Avenged Sevenfold, guitarist Jim Root sat down for a chat with Altsounds.

In the interview Jim talks about not only about the band’s recently release- new album Audio Secrecy– and it’s reception thus far but also about touring the AX7, life on the road in general and how this has affected him over the years. When asked what the Jim Root of now would say to the Jim Root of ’95, he comments:

Prepare for a lot of work. This shit is not easy. Especially when you’re juggling two bands, I’d tell him basically to forget any kind of normal life you can hope to have. When they say you sell your soul, the guy from ’95 would’ve thought to the devil, then you get all this excess and you go to hell at the end of it. But this guy now knows that selling your soul means you miss your family, you’re doing things you don’t wanna do, but that’s really just life. As soon as you grow up and gain some responsibility you suddenly realise it’s not always about you. But it really is hard, especially touring 8-10 months a year; relationships suffer, family life suffers and it doesn’t matter how much money you make because you don’t get to enjoy any of it. All the stuff you have is a few thousand miles away collecting dust whilst you’re in a room like this [a chilly Stone Sour dressing room]. I’d definitely say get ready for a lot of work, and don’t buy a house – buy a storage unit! [laughs]

You can catch the full interview at this location.

‘Audio Secrecy’ is in stores now. You can pick it up online HERE


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