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Corey Taylor Rumored to Be Joining Velvet Revolver

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Ex-Guns’N’Roses axe man Slash has admitted certain rumors about Slipknot and Stone Sour front man, Corey Taylor, joining Velvet Revolver are true, however the band has yet to make it’s final decision on this topic.

It seems that with Slash’s recent touring commitments for his solo album, the band ran out of time to decide whether to bring Taylor on board as replacement for Scott Weiland, who was thrown out of Velvet Revolver in 2008. Slash told the Charlotte Observer, “There was truth to the rumor that we were looking at Corey – but then I left for tour. So there’s nothing being done at the moment. No decision has been made.” This seems to be a trend for Slash, who’s been notoriously cautious about working with certain people. When referring to his front man problems, he noted that it’s been “just bad luck.” However, he’s changed his tune recently, telling the Observer,
“Beggars can’t be choosers. The most important thing is to find people who are musically capable, and then you have to take their personality into account. It’s something you need to accept within reason if they play the way you want them to play. A lot of musicians are crazy – that’s what makes them great musicians.”
Fellow Revolver, Duff McKagan spoke out about the Taylor rumors to ESPN.com. The musician/sports columnist was asked what the most important quality in a front man is, besides having a good voice. He explained,
“Any good artist has to have the ability to tap the dark stuff and have it be real. Great lead singers have the ability to tap that. No inhibitions help as well. Axl [Rose] and Scott [Weiland] are two of the best front men ever. Corey Taylor is one of those guys as well. He can tap it.”
However, when asked if Taylor would be joining the band straight out, he noted, “I can neither confirm nor deny. He is a bad dude though. I like him as a human being and a singer. He is the voice of a whole new generation.” Be sure to check out: The String Quartet Tribute to Velvet Revolver Available now at iTunes and Amazon The String Quartet Tribute to Guns 'N Roses Available now at iTunes and Amazon The Scorched Earth Orchestra Performs Slipknot Available now at iTunes and Amazon The String Quartet Tribute to Stone Sour Available now at iTunes and Amazon

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Duff McKagan Joins Jane’s Addiction

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Ex-Guns N’ Roses/current Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan has apparently joined the reunited Jane’s addiction after original bassist Eric Avery quit once again several months ago. The news comes via Twitter, of course, from Jane’s guitarist Dave Navarro. The nipple ring king tweeted the below picture of the band practicing with Duff.

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