SLASH Sets Record Straight About COREY TAYLOR Being in Velvet Revolver
There’s been a rumor floating around the metal community that Corey Taylor, vocalist for Slipknot/Stone Sour could be the band’s new singer.
Slash has laid the rumor to rest. Slash spoke to Voterix.com, saying that there was no involvement with Velvet Revolver and Corey Taylor making music together.
“Because of the social networking, and the way that information gets out so quickly now… We did work with Corey Taylor, and as soon as that rumor [got around], next thing you know, everybody is saying Corey’s the new singer. And all we were doing was just rehearsing with him and trying him out – auditioning him, so to speak. So, in order to do that, our process is to… we take a lot of music that we wrote and we give it to him and he writes his lyrics and he comes in and we just perform it and record it and see [what it sounds like]. It’s just an audition process; it’s the way that we do it. So he did come in and do all that. But I just wasn’t… It just didn’t seem to fit right to me. And he’s great – and I love Corey – but it didn’t seem like the answer to the Velvet Revolver problem.”
In a completely opposite statement from Slash’s, bassist Duff McKagan stated:
“We recorded a bunch of songs with Corey. I think he’s f–king great. Whether he’s in Velvet Revolver or not… I think he’s the best voice of a new generation. The best rock ‘n’ voice out there. He’s got a lot of positive energy. I’d be proud to do anything with him.”
Velvet Revolver’s reformation is now predicted to happen towards the end of the year as Slash plans to tour and record a new solo record and Duff McKagan plans to tour with his band, Loaded.
Corey Taylor has recently seen wearing a T-shirt with the slogan, “I am not the new singer in Velvet Revolver’ printed on the front.