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Slipknot’s Jim Root Says He Had His “Mind-Blown” by the Music of Ariana Grande

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Ariana Grande fans may have mixed feelings about metal…

…but at least one metal fan is unambiguous in his feelings about Ariana Grande! During a recent interview with Ireland’s Joe, Slipknot guitarist Jim Root praised the pop singer, saying:

“One of the girls at our management company was listening to some Ariana Grande, and I didn’t know that that’s what she was listening to. I was like, ‘What is that? That’s awesome! That’s got, like, a VIBE to it, you know?’ She told me what it was, and I was kind of mind-blown.”

There was a time — seems like it wasn’t so long ago — when making such comments in public would have lead to fans calling Root a poseur, burning their Slipknot records, and generally overreacting to one person’s opinion. I think we’re in a somewhat healthier place in 2020, but by all means, feel free to bitch and whine in the comments section if you want, despite the fact that Root’s enjoyment of Grande in no way, shape, or form affects your life.

You can watch the interview with Root at the bottom of this post. Slipknot are currently on tour in the U.K. and Europe. Remaining dates for that trek are as follows:

Jan 24 – Birmingham, United Kingdom – Birmingham Arena [Tickets]
Jan 25 – London, United Kingdom – The O2 [Tickets]
Jan 28 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome [Tickets]
Jan 29 – Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle [Tickets]
Jan 30 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena [Tickets]
Feb 01 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal [Tickets]
Feb 02 – Lyon, France – Halle Tony Garnier [Tickets]
Feb 04 – Budapest, Hungary – Sportarena [Tickets]
Feb 06 – Lodz, Poland – Atlas Arena [Tickets]
Feb 08 – Stuttgart, Germany – Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle [Tickets]
Feb 09 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle [Tickets]
Feb 11 – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum [Tickets]
Feb 12 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion [Tickets]
Feb 14 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle [Tickets]
Feb 16 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena [Tickets]
Feb 17 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena [Tickets]
Feb 18 – Dortmund, Germany – Westfalenhalle [Tickets]
Feb 20 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena [Tickets]
Feb 21 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe [Tickets]
Feb 22 – Oslo, Norway – Telenor Arena [Tickets]
Feb 24 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena [Tickets]
Mar 20 – Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan* [Tickets]
Mar 21 – Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan* [Tickets]
Mar 24 – Singapore – Singapore Rockfest* [Tickets]
Mar 27 – Jakarta, Indonesia Hammersonic Festival* [Tickets]
Mar 29 – Manila, Philippines – Amoranto Stadium [Tickets]
May 16 – Columbus, OH — Sonic Temple Festival* [Tickets]
Aug 01 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air* [Tickets]
Aug 10 – Barcelona, Spain – Knotfest at Sea* [Tickets]
Aug 22 – Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – Knotfest UK* [Tickets]

*festival date

[via Kerrang!]

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