06) Slipknot guitarist Jim Root is surprised no one knows the identity of “Tortilla Man”
Guitarist Jim Root was recently interviewed by Rock Sound as he revealed he’s more surprised that fans haven’t figured out who the band’s new percussionist is. While the internet has given the mysterious member a new name, ‘Tortilla Man,’ no one can still figure out his true identity.
“I’m actually surprised that nobody has sussed out who it is yet, but nobody has. And in this day and age of social media, with phones and cameras everywhere, that’s kinda interesting. I’ve seen the Tortilla Guy hashtag when I’m going through my IG and all of that and I think it’s pretty funny. It’s weird because I’ve met this guy before, I know who he is, but he’s really kind of elusive, even around our camp. I’ve had some people tell me, ‘Don’t tell us who he is, we’re having fun trying to figure it out!’ So I’m gonna keep my mouth shut about all of that and see what happens. Eventually someday someone’s going to figure it out…”
Check out the latest update on the lawsuit between Slipknot and former percussionist Chris Fehn here.