The Best Jim Root quotes

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There are few people in the music industry as successful and respected as Jim Root. As one-half of the metal band Slipknot, and now bassist for Stone Sour, Root has achieved massive commercial and critical success. But his road to the top was not easy – in this quotes compilation, learn about the trials and tribulations that led him to become one of the most iconic musicians of our time.

Discover the most interesting Mask, Time, Band quotes from Jim Root, and much more.


About Jim Root

birth of the author

October 2, 1971

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Heavy Metal, Nu Metal, Thrash Metal, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Hard Rock And More.

occupation of the author

Musician, Songwriter

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Associated Acts:
Slipknot, Stone Sour, Deadfront And More.


I have a hard time with any sort of criticism; not because I have some huge ego or anything like that. — Jim Root

I’ll never be able to listen to anything we’ve done like someone who’s just picked it up for the first time. — Jim Root

Music is like wine, it ages beautifully–and if you spend enough time you can just sit there and listen to it entirely differently. — Jim Root

I think rock ‘n’ roll, in a way, has been dead for a long time. — Jim Root

i think rock n roll in a way has been dead for a long time Jim Root quote

It became apparent to me near the end of the album cycle for ‘House Of Gold & Bones’ that it had basically run its course. But the band kept pushing for more dates, and I was just, like, ‘It’s time to stop!’ — Jim Root

You know, unfortunately I’m only one person. I can’t really be in two places at one time and the amount of focus that I need to put into Slipknot makes it really difficult for me to be on tour with Stone Sour. — Jim Root

I’m just kind of more, like, I’m gonna take every day as it comes and that’s gonna be good enough for me. — Jim Root

My first real real guitar I had was a Charvel, model 1 and that was when I was 15, I think, I got that. — Jim Root


You can’t evaluate your situation when you’re in a band, not really. — Jim Root

you can t evaluate your situation when you re in a band not really Jim Root quote

Slipknot’s the kind of band you need to step away from and kind of take a break from and let it heal, so to speak. — Jim Root

There’s such an energy and emotion to rock music, which is a lot of the reason I go back to ’60s and ’70s bands and look at some of the fire they had. — Jim Root

So many bands play to tracks–what’s the point in coming to see them live if they’re playing to a CD? — Jim Root


When you’ve got a mask on, you’re kind of invincible. It’s almost like nobody can see you, and you can do what you want to do without consequences. — Jim Root

The masks, for us, are more of a way to present ourselves live, you know? — Jim Root

the masks for us are more of a way to present ourselves live you know Jim Root quote

I’m definitely a lot more reserved without the mask on. And with the mask on, all those inhibitions kinda go out the window. I can act like Keith Richards, I guess! — Jim Root

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It’s probably a lot cooler than wearing jeans and a T–shirt. Once I put on the mask, I don’t even realize that it’s there. They’re molded off of our faces, so they fit really well. — Jim Root

Inspiring Phrases From Jim Root

I can never look at anything I do subjectively–whether it’s a Stone Sour record or a Slipknot record, I can never really have my own opinion of it, ‘cos in my opinion it’s all crap. — Jim Root

I love ‘Mad Max’ and ‘The Road Warrior,’ in particular–those movies are very close to my soul, you know what I mean?! — Jim Root

You don’t even know are we going to have a career? Are we going to be able to sell records? Are we going to have a label? — Jim Root

a e eggnog there s nothing like it anywhere on earth it s the best liquid ever made Jim Root quote

A&e eggnog, there’s nothing like it anywhere on Earth. It’s the best liquid ever made. — Jim Root

People that like Slipknot that could care less about Stone Sour, people that like Stone Sour that don’t know a lot of Slipknot. — Jim Root

Don’t get me wrong–I’m still way into the metal, but I’ve been listening to different things like Radiohead, Portishead, Bjork, and Queens of the Stone Age. — Jim Root

Well, basically Corey and I were in Stone Sour before we joined Slipknot. — Jim Root


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