Slipknot’s Jim Root responds to complaints about new album’s lack of guitar solos

Jim Root of Slipknot performs live
(Image credit: Ollie Millington/Redferns/Getty)

Slipknot’s sixth album, We Are Not Your Kind, is chock-full of huge guitar moments - in particular, we can’t get enough of that harmonized riff in Unsainted - but it seems some fans are never happy, apparently citing a lack of guitar solos - and now guitarist Jim Root has sought to address the criticism.

“I see a lot of comments like, ‘Where are the guitar solos on this record?’” Jim mused in a new interview with The Art & Span Show.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.