Update (5:45PM ET): This story has been amended with a statement from Stone Sour confirming that Jim Root is in fact no longer in the band.
Earlier this year, guitarist Jim Root sat out Stone Sour's tour with the reason given that he was concentrating his efforts on writing music for Slipknot's next album. However, now the band has announced that it has parted ways with Root.
Yesterday I discussed the band's new tour scheduled to begin next month, including four dates here in Texas; however, news just broke today that lead guitarist Jim Root will be sitting the tour out. Find out why here.