Velvet Revolver Plan To Announce Lead Vocalist News Soon


May 26, 2008

It’s certainly no secret that Velvet Revolver, having recently parted ways with Scott Weiland as their lead singer, are currently looking for a new voice. After two albums together, Weiland decided to reunite with his original band Stone Temple Pilots and now Velvet Revolver, which consist of former Guns N Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, are in the process of trying to replace him. After leaving Guns N Roses and successfully starting Velvet Revolver together, the band has a ‘Been There, Done That’ attitude and they couldn’t be more ready to start the process with finding a vocalist.

We caught up with drummer Matt Sorum to get his thoughts on the band being excited for the next chapter together.

“We’re coming out with something in a couple of weeks and I think it’s going to surprise everybody. It’s exciting. We’re moving forward. We’re going to keep going and play Rock N Roll and get a new guy singing so, we did it before we’ll do it again.”

Sorum even admitted that Mark Burnett, Producer for many hit reality shows on T.V., approached the band about possibly doing a sequel to Rockstar, but Velvet Revolver didn’t think it would stay true to their integrity. Sorum also talked about saying no to the reality show and where the band is in the process of finding a new singer.

“We’re really seriously thinking about doing something online. Yeah, we got offered a couple of different television ideas you know. Mark Burnett called us and asked us to do that Rockstar thing and we basically said ‘No!’ to that. We didn’t feel it was right for us. No disrespect to him but it just didn’t feel right for what we want to do. As many years as we’ve tried to keep our integrity intact we felt that wasn’t the right forum for us to do it so, we got some ideas and we should have that news in a couple weeks.”

Both Matt Sorum and Scott Weiland have gone back and forth in the press about the bands breakup, even to the point where Weiland threatened to reveal secrets about Sorum to the press. Stone Temple Pilots have started their reunion tour with a show at Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio and current tour dates extend until October 24th at Voodoo Music Festival in New Orleans, La. Look for Velvet Revolver to get back into the studio in the near future, with a new vocalist and a new band name. Many rumors as to who the band has been rehearsing with have been circulating, but everything remains under wraps, at least for a little while longer.

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