At this point, we've pretty much figured out that Jim Root's beef is with Stone Sour guitarist Josh Rand. After claiming he was fired from the band over the phone, Root has taken any chance to knock his former band down, previously saying things like one of the dudes is only concerned with making money.
Root continued the shit-talking in a recent interview with TeamRock Radio, calling the band a sinking ship:
“I spent 12 years helping that band, writing songs for that band and doing things for them. When people conspire and turn their back on you because you have a bigger obligation to get to, it’s a little bit like, ‘Well, I guess that’s that.’
But when people don’t give you any reasons then all you can do is speculate. If people are going to make decisions like that for their career, I honestly would rather get on the life raft and get away from that sinking ship.
Maybe there’s neurotic people who are nervous and don’t know what their future is – so they have to make rash decisions to try to make sure they have a future. But that’s short-sighted. I tend to look past the end of my nose for my future.
Hey, if that’s what they feel they needed to do so they could go play another month’s worth of shows and do a cover record, then more power to you, have fun with that. I know where my passion lies and where my brothers are.”
I still find it so weird that he and Taylor can co-exist when Root is going out of his way to tarnish one of Taylor's main sources of income. It's clear at this point that Root is so pissed there is no time for him to take the high road and he'll knock his former band any chance he gets.