Professional since 1991, Jim Root, an American musician, and songwriter gained popularity as one of the members of legendary metal band Slipknot. Root joined Slipknot in 1999 replacing its original guitarist Josh Brainard.
With the band, Root has sold over 30 million sales worldwide. Prior to this, he was in the band Stone Sour (1996- 1997, 2001- 2014).
The musician has managed to gather an estimated net worth of $9 million as of February 2020.
48-year-old guitarist Jim began his career performing along with the metal band, Atomic Opera in the early 1990s. After the split from the squad, he formerly performed with the bands: DeadFront and Stone Sour.
In the aforementioned bands, the musician worked in various albums, Stone Sour, Come What(ever) May, Audio Secrecy, House of Gold & Bones – Part 1, and House of Gold & Bones – Part 2.
Moreover, he also contributes to singles such as Get Inside, Bother, Made of Scars, Gone Sovereign, Absolute Zero, and Do Me a Favor.
In 1999, Root joined the legendary band Slipknot, founded by Shawn Crahan, Joey Jordison, Paul Gray in 1995.
As of 2020, the crew has a total of 8 members, Craig Jones, Mick Thomson, Corey Taylor, Sid Wilson, Alessandro Venturella, and Jay Weinberg including Shawn and Root himself.
So far, Jim along with the Slipknot crew has released 6 studio albums, 27 music videos, and 24 singles. The group's notable albums credits are Slipknot, Iowa, All Hope Is Gone, .5: The Gray Chapter and We Are Not Your Kind.
Likewise, the team also has released singles such as Wait and Bleed, Before I Forget, Dead Memories, The Negative One, Goodbye, All Out Life, Unsainted, and Solway Firth.
Furthermore, 6 feet 6 inches Root and his band are also famous for songs like Disasterpieces, All Hope Is Gone, (sic)nesses, .5: The Gray Chapter and We Are Not Your Kind. Though he has been nominated 6 times for Grammy Awards he won his first Grammy with Slipknot in 2006.
Jim first joined Slipknot and used the Black Bondage mask of the ex-guitarist of the band in 1999. After some photoshoots, he changed the masks he changed the customized Jester mask from 1999 to 2004.
Later, from 2004 to 2016, Root wore a Jester Paint mask. Since, 2019, he is using a Distorted Jester Paint mask.
Jim Root was born James Donald Root on October 2, 1971, in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. His mother is Kathy Root while the identity of his father is not available.
As per some sources, 48-year-old Jim is dating Kissa Von Addams. The duo began dating in 2018 and since the year the couple is together.
Prior to Kissa, Root was in a relationship with Cristina Scabbia. The partner started to date in 2014, however, they broke up in 2017.
|Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)||$1,678,000|
|9.0: Live with the American||$500,000|
|Voliminal: Inside the Nine||$1 million|
|All Hope Is Gone||$1,423,000|
|Antennas to Hell||$16,000|
|.5: The Gray Chapter||$177,500|
Moreover, the video album titled Welcome to Our Neighborhood earned $1 million in 1999.