Stone Sour guitarists Jim Root and Josh Rand caught up with Guitar Player in their 2011 New Products issue to discuss album Audio Secrecy, released in September 2010.
“For this album I wanted to push us in a bit of a different direction than we had been going,” said Root. “We spent so much time trying to do the opposite of Slipknot, we started losing sight of what we are as a band.”
The guys go into great detail regarding the various guitar parts on the album and break down the gear used on a few of its tracks.
“In a solo I want to find a balance of melody, heaviness, and shred,” said Root. “All in four measure or less.”
Pick up the issue to learn more, and watch this “Say You’ll Haunt Me” video below featuring Root on his signature Tele.