I've had Velvet Revolver on my mind a lot lately. I guess part of the reason is because I spoke to Duff McKagan a few days ago and have also been reading a lot on Slash doing American Idol. Thinking of Slash and Duff always shifts my mind to classic Guns n' Roses and Velvet Revolver.
Will Velvet Revolver ever pick a new singer?
Awhile back it seemed that a new singer was a done deal and that person was Lenny Kravitz. Now, Duff is back to admitting the band doesn't have a new singer selected and Slash is full steam ahead on his solo album.
I'm excited about that solo album and yet I want an entire Velvet Revolver lineup, too. Maybe it's selfish, but Velvet Revolver are a great bridge band. By that, I mean they bridge the era of classic Glam with modern Metal. Famous members = headline tours and album sales. It also means fun.
I know quite a lot of die hard Guns n' Roses fans don't care for VR, but I do. No, Scott Weiland doesn't sound anything like Axl Rose - but Velvet Revolver is a different band after all. I can't help but wonder if the constant delay of picking a new singer means 1) a GnR reunion could happen someday within the next decade or 2) if the remaining members of VR just don't care? Perhaps Slash and co. realize that fans will be waiting for VR when they are ready to record again. I just hope they don't wait too long. I want some new arena rock.