Root made the statement to WMMR when asked if the band has any plans to celebrate their 25th anniversary next year.
“I don’t know if we’re gonna (play) a (full) record (live). We did that with ‘Iowa’ a Knotfest, and it was cool — it was a cool thing,” he said. “We have been talking about maybe trying to find some way to play this album (We Are Not Your Kind) in its entirety from top to bottom. I would like to do that. I think that would be something really cool. And do it in a really toned down, stripped down, not big stage set, club atmosphere type of thing. I’d love to do something like that. And then maybe webcast it or something.”
He also talked about the way the album in its entirety tells a story.
“My buddy … back at home he’s really into this record and he’s like ‘It’s a headphones record’ and that brought me back to being a kid,” he said.
He said that M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan is responsible for making the album come together as a comprehensive work of art.
“There’s a reason why ‘Insert Coin’ is track one,” he explained. “Everything fits together, with all the segues and musical interludes, because that’s how he had this vision in his mind.”
You can listen to Root’s full interview down below.
Also, listen to Slipknot’s No. 1 album We Are Not Your Kind down below.
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Root recently gave an interview responding to riticism about the band’s latest album We Are Not Your Kind.
Root spoke with The Art and Span Show about people who make comments about the record not containing any guitar solos.
“Well, obviously, Mick (Thomson) and I are very into guitar, we love playing guitar, loving doing solos over every song, but that didn’t occur to me. I was more concerned about the arrangements and making a good song top to bottom.”
He added that there’s a “non-traditional solo” on “Spiders,” which is what he loves.
“The point I’m trying to make is I get to think outside of the box and approach guitar playing in a way that I would never approach it with a song like ‘Spiders’ because Clown wrote that song and it didn’t come from my mind, so it’s hard for me to process it,” he continued.
He also added that the overall reception from fans online about the album have been more positive than negative.
“Music is art and art is opinion and everyone has a different take on it but we live in a different day-and-age now where anybody can put their unneeded opinions out,” he said of people commenting onlilne.
In the full interview, he talks about the writing process of the album and how it all eventually came together to be the band’s smash-hit record. Check out the full interview down below.
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