"As some of you might have heard by now, Stone Sour and Jim Root have indeed parted ways," reads a statement on the band's Facebook page. "We were trying to wait until the completion of the new SK (Slipknot) album, but in light of recent events, we are going to confirm this information and move on. We feel it's best for both bands and hope that is reflected in the days to come. We will give you more information when the time comes."
Back in December 2013, Stone Sour announced that with an impending Slipknot album on the horizon, guitarist Jim Root would not be touring with Stone Sour in the winter.
Said the band: "Everyone involved is okay with the decision and our mutual friend Christian Martucci will be filling in on guitar. It was a difficult decision, but as the fans have wanted another Stone Sour tour and Jim had responsibilities to the writing process with Slipknot, we feel this is the best decision where everyone wins."
Artisan News has posted the following report on the situation:
Stone Sour has three summer shows booked:
18 - Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, NE
19 - Austin's Fuel Arena - Grayslake, IL
20 - Rock Fest - Cadott, WI