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also known by his number #4, is an American musician, songwriter and guitarist, best known for being the rhythm guitarist for the American heavy metal band Slipknot, and the former lead guitarist for the American alternative metal band Stone Sour.
Previously, they've posted moving videos from Korn's Jonathan Davis, The Dillinger Escape Plan's Ben Weinman, Lamb of God's Randy Blythe and Slipknot's Corey Taylor.
Taylor's Slipknot bandmate Jim Root is the latest to offer some words to You Rock, and discusses how while he's lucky to be working in a successful band, he still has to battle the "dark side of his mind" and offers advice on how he prevents that from happening, including will power and having positive outlets.
Jim must decide whether or not he can heal, and therefore create a life that he doesn’t need to escape from.
It's not easy to open up about personal bouts of depression, but the You Rock Foundation have created a wonderful space for artists to discuss their own struggles in the hopes of helping others with similar problems.
Prior to joining Slipknot, he worked as a screenprinter, waiter, and busboy.
He joined Slipknot in January 1999, replacing their original guitarist, Josh Brainard, who left the band during the recording of their self-titled album, reportedly after having fulfilled his recording duties.
Suicidal thoughts are can plague us when we’re at our lowest, but there are those that can’t see any light at the end of the tunnel and need help finding a way out of the darkness.“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from.” -Seth Godin Just before mechanic Jim takes a vacation in New Orleans for an escape, a tiny man with a Nissan strolls in to get his brakes fixed.He also turns Jim’s world upside down and threatens to bring back repressed memories and the feelings associated with them.James is also the lead guitarist for Stone Sour, which he and Taylor reformed during the break between the Slipknot albums Iowa and Vol. He released a Signature Fender Telecaster Guitar in July 2007.The guitar has an EMG 81 pickup at the bridge and an EMG 60 pickup at the neck.