Where there's smoke, there's usually fire, and rumors persist that Slipknot
frontman Corey Taylor
will be the new frontman for Velvet Revolver
The latest hint comes from bassist Duff McKagan
, who praised Taylor during a recent webchat on ESPN.com.
The musician/sports columnist was asked what the most important quality is for a frontman, besides having a good voice.
Any good artist has to have the ability to tap the dark stuff and have it be real,
McKagan answered. Great lead singers have the ability to tap that. No inhibitions help as well. Axl [Rose] and Scott [Weiland] are two of the best frontmen ever. Corey Taylor is one of those guys as well. He can tap it.
So, does comparing Taylor with the two most famous lead singers in McKagan's past mean that he's the guy for Velvet Revolver?
I can neither confirm nor deny,
McKagan said. 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.
Thanks for the report to Bryan Wawzenek