Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Stone Sour lineup slips into Duke City.(Final)

Byline: Ron Gonzales For the Journal

As a member of both Stone Sour and Slipknot, guitarist Jim Root has toured the world. But what does he know about Albuquerque?

"Right down the street from the theater we played at, there was a hotel that had some really good huevos rancheros," Root said recently about one of Slipknot's previous shows here.

OK, so he doesn't remember us being a bustling mecca. But who can blame Root? The once small-time Slipknot slot machine cashed out a musical and cultural phenomenon. Then Root and 'Knot frontman Corey Taylor went back to their original project, Stone Sour, and it, too, has blossomed.

"As you know, we don't even call this a side project anymore," Root said. …

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