James Donald Root is also known by his number #4, he is an American musician, songwriter, guitarist, one of two guitarists for the American heavy metal band Slipknot, and the former lead guitarist for the American alternative metal band Stone Sour.


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Slipknot - Unsainted
Slipknot is a Grammy-winning metal band from Des Moines, Iowa, who first formed in 1995. They’ve sold over 30 million records. In this episode, guitarist Jim Root breaks down how Slipknot made the song, “Unsainted,” from their 2019 album We Are Not Your Kind. songexploder.net/slipknot
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Oct 2nd, 1971
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16 minutes, 33 seconds