Jimmy Gnecco Addresses Velvet Revolver Rumors
December 8, 2011
Jimmy Gnecco, the New Jersey based vocalist and mastermind behind the rock band Ours, has addressed the Velvet Revolver rumors in a recent interview.
Speculation grew when Gnecco joined Velvet Revolver members Slash, Duff McKagan, Dave Kushner and Matt Sorum onstage for three songs during a Spetember 13th Road To Recovery show that was honoring Slash. The musicians were joined by Gilby Clarke and performed Velvet Revolver “Slither”, Guns N’ Roses’ “It’s So Easy” and Jimi Hendrix’s “Hey Joe”. The sold-out show for non-profit Road To Recovery featured several guest musicians to support Road To Recovery’s cause of helping young people facing addiction or other adversities through the influence of the entertainment industry. This was the third appearance in the past four years by Ours/Jimmy Gnecco to support the non-profit organization.
“We’ve been talking back and forth about doing something for years,” Jimmy Gnecco told theroxyonsunset.com. “I’ve always been a big fan of those guys, and Guns N’ Roses. Before Weiland joined the band, we had been talking, and the timing just didn’t work out; and then after he left the band, we sort of resumed talking, and maybe again it just wasn’t the right time, or the right set of circumstances… So finally, all the talking stopped, and we got a chance to just play — which is what I wanted to happen — and so I jumped up on stage and played a few songs. I had a really good time, and felt really comfortable, and I just enjoyed it.
Again, at certain points in your life, you just get completely tired of your own point of view. I just made this deeply personal record, entirely on my own, and I think I was just starting to get this feeling that I really want the experience of a different perspective, and a different point of view, and just being around some other people. So it was really exciting for me to get up and play with them, so we did that, and I felt at home.
So we’re talking about getting together some more, and playing some more music, and writing some songs, and seeing what becomes of it, see if we can make something happen. It really comes down to — we have to make great music. So we have to get together, and see if it works. I’m really looking forward to finally spending some time with them. I can’t say Velvet Revolver will or won’t continue as a band, I don’t think any of us know, but I’m excited to get into that process.”
On November 7th Jimmy Gnecco released ‘The Heart – X Edition’ through iTunes, the full band version of his stunning solo album.
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