Corey Taylor and Jim Root may once again unite outside of Slipknot.
The vocalist and the guitarist previously played together in Stone Sour. However, Root was fired from Stone Sour in 2014, though he and Taylor continued to be bandmates in Slipknot.
Speaking with Metal Hammer, Taylor shares that he and Root have recently "reconnected" and are "actually talking about doing some stuff on the side, outside of Slipknot and Stone Sour."
"It's cool to find your friend again and realize that you can find your way back to people that you care about," Taylor says.
Reflecting on the Stone Sour split, Taylor muses that he and Root are "very different people" and that they were "both going through our own s*** in life" at the time.
"Honestly, I can't sit here and say that I wasn't responsible for some of the bad feelings," Taylor says. "That can only come with self-reflection, and the fact that the things that were going on in my life rippled and affected other people. Once you own up to that, you can start to mend bridges by showing people that you are truly sorry."
Stone Sour has released one album since Root's departure, 2017's Hydrograd, but has been on hiatus for the last couple years. Slipknot, meanwhile, will drop a new record, The End, So Far, on September 30.