By: Annie Scaramuzzino
Despite that fact that Velvet Revolver has been on hiatus pretty consistently since lead singer Scott Weiland was booted from the band in 2008, the supergroup is apparently still looking to start things up again.
During a recent interview with a radio station in Flint, MI, guitar legend Slash revealed that VU has continued to search for a new singer to front the band.
The rocker explained, “With Velvet, there's no singer in place, and there hasn't been, but we've been, actually, very quietly been looking for somebody who's right for that band.”
Last year, Weiland commented to ABC News Radio that Velvet Revolver had reconciled a few months after the band had reunited to perform at a tribute concert in Los Angeles for the late songwriter John O’Brien. However, Slash quickly put the kibosh to those rumors when he told Minnesota radio station 93X (via Grunge Report) that the band had “no intention of going backwards.”
Slash will be playing with a least a few of his VU bandmates soon though, as he continued to tell Flint’s Banana 101.5 that he’ll be rocking in South Africa with bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum, and others in June:
“…I'm playing some shows in South Africa with Duff and Matt, and Glenn Hughes and Sebastian Bach, and that's going to be interesting. It's called Kings of Chaos, and Duff and Matt and Steve Stevens and Glenn Hughes and Sebastian Bach are the main band, and then they have guys that come up and guest… It's going to be sort of like Velvet Revolver with Sebastian and Glenn Hughes singing,” Slash explained.
For Slash’s entire interview, click here, and head to the guitarist’s official website to check out all of his upcoming tour dates!