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Corey Taylor says it wasn't easy making the new Slipknot album with Jim Root after the guitarist was kicked out of his other band, Stone Sour

Taylor tells Revolver magazine it was "difficult at first."  But he says they eventually moved forward and channeled any aggression they were feeling into the Slipknot record. 

For his part, Root tells Revolver he was "kind of hurt" after he parted ways with Stone Sour, but now says "it was probably all for the better."  He says he wasn't really happy in the band anymore.  And even though he loves the music he created with Stone Sour, he feels Slipknot is a much better fit. 

Slipknot's new album, .5 The Gray Chapter, is due out October 21st. 

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