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    Tue, 30 Nov 2010 15:06:53

    Duff McKagan Says Velvet Revolver Want a Singer Who Will Be "Better" - It's not a sleight on Scott Weiland, even though it might seem like it

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    Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan, late of Guns N' Roses, made some statements that could be construed as inflammatory about former singer Scott Weiland, who was dismissed from VR in 2008 only to return to Stone Temple Pilots.

    But once you understand the statements in context, you will realize McKagan was actually paying the beleaguered Weiland a compliment. McKagan was discussing Velvet Revolver's continued search for a new singer, telling our friends at Artisan News Service that the new singer and subsequent lineup will be "better than it was." He also tacked on the obligatory positive comment about Weiland, proclaiming that "Scott is an amazing vocalist and frontman, so it's gotta be as good or better than that." Basically, Duff was saying that they had a great vox and they can't take a step back, so the new singer is going to have to be a step up from their old singer, who was already top of the food chain.

    Duff also said he thinks that Velvet Revolver's best album is in front of them, not behind them.

    Who should singer for Velvet Revolver and replace Weiland? Buckcherry's Josh Todd? Stone Sour's Corey Taylor? Henry Rollins? Axl Rose? Sebastian Bach? I am throwing anything against the wall here, peeps! Hit me with your suggestions! Play A&R guy for the day.

    —Amy Sciarretto
    11.30.10




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