Jim Root recalls the time he hurled a Fender Tele at Joey Jordison "like a spear"

Jim Root
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With the sheer level of energy present at Slipknot's live shows, it's no surprise the band have, on occasion, taken the stage antics to the extremes. Hell, DJ Sid Wilson launching himself off drum risers has become a regular part of the band's routine.

And now, to add to the catalog of the Iowa troupe's WTF stage moments, guitarist Jim Root has recalled the time he threw a Fender Telecaster at ex-drummer Joey Jordison like a spear.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.