Slash Said No to Corey Taylor Joining Velvet Revolver
After months of rumors about Sliptknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor becoming the new singer for Velvet Revolver and the denials afterwards, new light has been shed on what exactly went on between the rock stars. A whole Velvet Revolver album was recorded with Taylor on vocals, but one member decided that wasn’t the direction the band should take.
Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum told Brazilian website Lokaos (via NME) that it was his idea to bring Corey Taylor in for auditions when the group was looking to replace former singer Scott Weiland.
“We liked it,” Sorum said. “We had ten songs. We could put the album out tomorrow. It’s done. I said, ‘Let’s go.’ But Slash wasn’t feeling it. If we’re not all feeling it together, we can’t do it.”
So it was Slash who c-blocked Corey Taylor from joining Velvet Revolver. I cannot think of a better choice than Taylor to front Velvet Revolver, but I respect the fact that the band will not go forward with something if any one of the members has objections.
It doesn’t seem like there are any hard feelings between VR and Taylor, at least according to Sorum. It was strictly a business and creative decision.
“When we asked Corey Taylor to join, that was my idea,” the stickman stated. “I said, ‘Why don’t we get Corey Taylor from Slipknot?’ And he’s a great guy, he’s an absolute sweetheart and he rocks. But Slash just didn’t see it like the rest of us did.”
Don’t think this is the end of Velvet Revolver though. They’re just taking their time until they find the right singer to fit the bill.
Added Sorum: “It hasn’t fallen into place yet. It’s a bit of a grey era. I don’t wanna say it’s over. It’s just on a hiatus. We’ll make music again together at some point.”
I’m waiting for the day when the Velvet Revolver/Corey Taylor record gets leaked onto the Interweb.
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