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Been Thinking About Velvet Revolver

Posted on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments9 Comments

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.

Thoughts?

 


Reader Comments (9)

maybe now since slash is doing american idol maybe adam lambert could join velvet revolver
May 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwarrant1390
I'm not a bit fan of Revolver, but I have heard murmerings of Sebatian Back joining, but thats probably not gonna happen seeing as he's best buds with Axl now.
May 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucifer
GNR reunion: no way. There is a 99.9% chance it will never happen. Sure, there is always the possibility, but in this case it's slimmer than any other.

Bach in VR: Nope. He tried out before they hired Weiland, and even though he is great and sounded good with the band, it wasn't the direction they wanted.

I'm really looking forward to Slash's new solo album. He's got some interesting guests on it (Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie) and I was always a bigger fan of Slash than any other Gunner. In fact, I enjoyed the first Snakepit record more than anything GNR did post-Appetite.
May 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJT
I was never a big VR fan for several reasons: I can't stand Weiland, they butchered the VH HOF induction, and most importantly...THEY AREN'T GNR! I guess I just can't get over it huh?!?! Axl is an ass and after what he said about slash being a cancer, I don't see a hugfest tour anytime soon. I do like the Adam Lambert approach for a new singer though...Kravitz would work to!
May 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCK
I'm not a Velvet Revolver fan, either, though I love (loved?) Guns N' Roses. Songs just aren't there for me ...
May 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergerry g
VR was a GNR want to be, you can't mess with chemistry even if they all hate each other just get back together and do the right thing for the fans!
May 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlooksthatkill
Slash should have a good look at Adam Lambert this week to solve the VR singer problem.
May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShinboner
i would think Adam Lambert could make a lot more money doing a solo record and tour than he could by joining Velvet Revolver ... By himself, Lambert could tour and command 50K per night or whatever (espeically he if has a hit song or two, which is inevitable unless he totally fucks up), while paying his band members a thousand or two per week. he would also get a much higher share of merchandise revenue on his own than with Velvet Revolver.
May 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergerry g
ok im a huge VR fan ask my sister too we love them and of course guns n roses too! when scott left I was like man thats a bummer, I thought maby chris cornell? no I want soundgarden back lol but when I saw adam lambert on american idol omg he has one heck of a voice he would be good for VR! but he might go to QUEEN they want him
May 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersally and monica

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