Although filling in the spot of rhythm guitar in 1999, Root is considered to be one of the band's main songwriters and has written lead guitar parts for Slipknot's later albums particularly on All Hope is Gone and .5 The Gray Chapter (from what has been said it seems like he wrote the large majority of the songs).
He is affiliated with record labels such as Roadrunner and Nuclear Blast, in addition to the groups Slipknot, Stone Sour, Anal Blast, Atomic Opera, Deadfront, and John 5.
Sadly, these boyfriends/husbands/girlfriends/wives (the latter two are more common for some reason) will sometimes attract that insidious form of Die for Our Ship Fan Dumbness known as Yoko Oh No. A Creator Couple, on the other hand, is the nice, happy opposite to the Yoko Oh No - a trope for the times the opposite happens, when said love interest has something good to contribute to the entertainer's work, and sometimes becomes a key part of said work (but this is not strictly necessary all of the time for the trope), said love interest has his/her own talents and isn't just a useless Dungeonmaster's Girlfriend, and cooler heads prevail and the fandom embraces said love interest without the whole Die for Our Ship bitching.
One major downside to this arrangement is that if the couple's romantic relationship ends, the professional relationship usually dies along with it, though there are some exceptions.
of slipknot's nine member lineup which lasted between 1999 to 2010, root was the last to join the band.
corey taylor noted that the split initially put a strain on his and root's relationship, which nonetheless was mended through channelling their frustrations into new slipknot material.