Guitarist Jim Root has been fired from Stone Sour.

The band confirmed the news after Root revealed the news to a fan on his Instagram account.

"I'm not in that band anymore," Root replied to the fan. "Not my decision. Not happy about it."

Root remains a member of Slipknot, which is currently working on a new album.

"As some of you might have heard by now, Stone Sour and Jim Root have indeed parted ways," Stone Sour said in a statement. "We were trying to wait until the completion of the new Slipknot album, but in light of recent events, we are going to confirm this information and move on. We feel it's best for both bands and hope that is reflected in the days to come. We will give you more information when the time comes."

Root sat out Stone Sour's recent tour to concentrate on writing music for the next Slipknot album.

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