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SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR's JIM ROOT To Release 'The Sound And The Story' Instructional DVD

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Fret12 will release another brand new DVD in its "The Sound & The Story" documentary series in December 2013. Starring the iconic guitarist James Root of SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR, this multi-disc five-hour feature production will be one you will not want to miss. Root will sit down to guide you through how he plays some of his most well-known riffs, leads, and solos from both bands. He will be your personal guitar instructor where you will get to know Jim's personal style of writing and playing, favorite warm-ups, and tricks of the trade that have all combined to create one of the most undeniable signature guitar sounds of the last 15 years. Root's untold story will also be featured in an hour-long documentary interview — all told by the man himself! A trailer for the DVD can be seen below. To pre-order the DVD, go to this location. In a 2011 interview with Roadrunner Records, Root stated about when he first start playing guitar: "My parents had an old nylon string acoustic guitar that I would mess around on, which, I think, had like two stings on it when I was, like, 12-13 years old and then I begged them from the time I was 12 until I was probably 14 or 15 for a guitar and they got me this Memphis — not any brand name or anything — like a Les Paul Jr. copy, like a double cut away. That was alright. Then I begged and begged and begged for a nice guitar and I got a bass, 'cause the person at the guitar shop told them that if I wanna learn guitar, that I gotta start with bass. I got a Cort bass it looked like a Fender P Bass and I did one bass lesson with that and Paul Wilson, the guy I did the bass lessons with, saw I had good dexterity and a good ear and I pretty much schooled the lesson so I went right out from the lesson, and was like, 'Eh, Dad... [laughs] I don't wanna play bass, I wanna play guitar, 'cause all my favorite guys play guitar. And then I got a Takamine electric guitar, so that was kind of, like, my first real quick guitar. My first real real guitar I had was a Charvel, model 1 and that was when I was 15, I think, I got that."

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