bassist Duff McKagan
doesn't know how to give a new singer a fair trial because he still feels screwed
by his experience with sacked frontman Scott Weiland
The classic-era Guns N'Roses
member joined Jane's Addiction
for a short period earlier this year, but left after completing work on their upcoming album. It's thought Velvet Revolver are preparing to regroup and have at least two potential new singers to audition.
But McKagan says in his Seattle Weekly column: I don't want this to be taken the wrong way how am I supposed to give a new singer a fighting chance, given all of my part history with Scott Weiland?
Truth be told, I have a lot in common with Scott and I only wish him the very best. But I still feel a little screwed by that situation. Not screwed by Scott himself, but by allowing myself to get hung up on some major-league old-school rock trappings.
He reflects: A work environment mixed with the emotion of trying to portray a shared vision and sound can sometimes get downright ridiculous.
I just wanted that band to be as great as I knew it could be. I probably let a lot of truths go flying past me in the process. All I can do is learn from the past and adjust myself accordingly.
McKagan is resolved to try it differently
if the band manage to find a new singer in the months ahead.
Weiland returned to Stone Temple Pilots
after being sacked by Velvet Revolver. STP are currently on tour but have cancelled a series of shows after a series of eccentric onstage performances from their frontman. Meanwhile, VR guitarist Slash
has repeated that his solo band singer, Myles Kennedy
of Alter Bridge
, is not lined up for the vacant mic slot because of his other commitments.
Thanks for the report to RockRadio