He adopted a jester's mask, said to represent that side of his personality. It is still a jester's mask, but this one lacks the red diamond detailing around the eyes and a zipper in between the lips.
In fact, the only two songs Root recorded during the album's sessions were "Purity" and "Me Inside", the former being featured on the short-lived first pressing of Slipknot as well as the 10th Anniversary Edition, and the latter being its replacement.On , Stone Sour released an official statement saying that Root was no longer a member of the band.In interviews, Root accused the band of being financially motivated and pursuing a more commercial musical direction, but also observed that he "wasn't really happy in that band anymore".Previous to Slipknot and Stone Sour, Root was in the bands Dead Front, and Atomic Opera Currently dating Italian vocalist Cristina Scabbia from the band Lacuna Coil. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥By the way "Christina" spells he name with NO H. Hard Rock/Nu Metal Occupation(s) Guitarist Instrument(s) Guitar Years active 1992 - Present Label(s) Roadrunner Records Associated acts Slipknot/Stone Sour Website Slipknot website/ Stone Sour website History Root joined Slipknot during the recording of their self-titled album after then-guitarist Josh Brainard decided to leave the band over his unhappiness with the band's direction.Singer Corey Taylor invited James to join the band because he knew him from their previous effort together, the first incarnation of Stone Sour. He worked as a screen printer, waiter, and busboy before joining Slipknot."It wasn't always easy," she admitted, "but we're adults. So for me to even think about a normal relationship would be something weird.And I never wrote mean lyrics about hlm or anything. [Laughs]"In a recent Facebook posting, Cristina described herself as "taken, extremely monogamous and surprisingly...Despite this, the song has become a staple for most of the band's live performances.Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor invited Root to join the band based on Taylor's past experiences working with him in Stone Sour.