Slash Confirms Corey Taylor Velvet Revolver Rumors

Slash has admitted the rumours about Corey Taylor being involved with Velvet Revolver are true but a final decision has yet to be made.

Slash Confirms Corey Taylor Velvet Revolver Rumors
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Slash has admitted the rumours about Corey Taylor being involved with Velvet Revolver are true but a final decision has yet to be made. The guitarist had been avoiding making any comment on the gossip, while the Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman simply said: "To be continued." Now it seems that's an accurate picture of the situation: due to Slash's touring commitments the band ran out of time to decide whether to bring Taylor on board as replacement for Scott Weiland, who was saked in 2008. Slash tells the Charlotte Observer: "There was truth to the rumour 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." Weiland's wayward behaviour and drug issues prompted his removal three years ago, after which the band went on hiatus. Slash previously commented that it was "just bad luck" he'd had problems with his frontmen referring to the collapse of the original GnR lineup when Axl Rose took over the outfit in the mid-1990s. Now the guitarist says: "Beggars can't be choosers. The most important thing is to find people who are musically capable, 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." The ruling doesn't seem to apply to Taylor, however, widely regarded as a well-balanced character. McKagan last week described him as "a cool guy and a cool musician." Thanks for the report to RockNewsDesk.com.

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    Guns 'N' Dave
    I love Corey as a vocalist. I really do, But I don't think he would fit VR's sound at all. Obviously Vr could change their sound to suit Corey, but I love Vr's sound just as much as Corey's voice! In the epic words of GuitarBassVoice I am dissapoint
    v3xify
    Corey Tailor > Myles Kennedy. Sorry. And lol @ all the Slipknot fans getting a boner thinking its gonna be heavier-- Its won't. Trust me.
    Kenjisan231
    v3xify wrote: Corey Tailor > Myles Kennedy. Sorry. And lol @ all the Slipknot fans getting a boner thinking its gonna be heavier-- Its won't. Trust me.
    Myles Kennedy > Corey Tailor. Sorry. And how nay UG articles about 'possible' velvet revolver reunions/albums/tours are there going to be. Drunk sorority girls weren't even this much of a tease.
    Guns 'N' Dave
    GuitarBassVoice wrote: Slash I am disappoint
    ahahahahaha legend. couldn't have put it better myself!
    CWindow93
    I love both Slipknot and Stone Sour a lot, and I kinda like velvet Revolver, so honestly, all i can imagine about this is Corey and Slash..... Now thats gotta be an amazing combination right?
    Kotie
    I'm so tired of these VR articles. Each time it's like "Yeah, we found this guy, but we don't know yet." That being said, Corey Taylor is a legitimate replacement to Scott Weiland, but my expectations of VR at this point are not too high.
    Dillon902
    CrackTheSkye wrote: hudsonstradlin wrote: prac23 wrote: Honestly at this point who are VR to tell Corey Taylor he's not good enough or doesn't fit the band? Who's out there right now, willing to sing for your band that's better than him? Couldn't have said it better. Hopefully he'll kick the band into overdrive, and they can put out something heavier than Contraband. Let's just forget that Libertad ever existed. Heavier? I wouldn't count on that unless Slash wants to go that way. I doubt Corey pushing them towards heavier music. Have you heard Slipknot and Stone Sour's latest efforts. Becoming less heavy with every new album. Although I like Corey I don't think he'd got with VR. He can only do two things, heavy singing or slow ballads. Not sure of his abilities outside of those two.
    what about the stone sour song silly world?
    DharmaForOne
    "The ruling doesnt seem to apply to Taylor, however, widely regarded as a well-balanced character" ...Um, who wrote this article? Corey Taylor is a self-described aloholic. He tried to commit suicide a few years ago.
    ibanez87
    Honestly, I really hope they don't get Corey. They turned down Mili from Steelheart, what the heck. Corey wouldn't fit. I don't like his music at all. not ONE BIT. but I like slash and VR so forget corey. keep him out of my VR!
    DimebagZappa
    Slash and Corey Taylor?!?!?! STFU and do it already!!!!! I didnt really like V n' R but with Taylor singing it may help a bit. Lets see if Axl gets jealous and joins Slipknot. Lol.
    eljono123
    GuitarBassVoice wrote: Slash I am disappoint
    +5 This dude is not that good. sorry.
    JSmith38
    prac23 wrote: Who's out there right now, willing to sing for your band that's better than him?
    Myles Kennedy.
    [x]Huffy[x]
    I don't understand why everyone is screaming for Kennedy. Yes, he's an amazing singer, but doesn't anyone else think it would sound too similar to Alter Bridge? And there would always be comparisons between the two bands. Slash doesn't want that.
    RazorStradlen
    I really wouldn't like VR if Corey sang. I hate Corey's vocal styling, it's too predictable. But that being said, I never liked Velvet Revolver nor Slipknot/Stone Sour. So I guess nothing will change for me.
    guitarmazdur
    i got bored of everything related to slash. he was like my idol during that first month that i began learning guitar, but not its getting annoying because there are SO MANY better guitarists out there.
    guitargodwannab
    prac23 wrote: Honestly at this point who are VR to tell Corey Taylor he's not good enough or doesn't fit the band? Who's out there right now, willing to sing for your band that's better than him?
    sometimes if some1 is a good frontman doesnt mean u have to get them. that and i can say this with 100% confidence, there are better unknown singers then Taylor belive it or not bud
    s-o-u-l-f-l-y
    Really liked Contraband, hated Libertad. Long time Slipknot fan (not so much newer material). I think if Taylor could bring some of the Stone Sour vocals into VR they may put out a decent record. Not at all opposed to the idea of Taylor, but a little concerned about how they might mesh.
    shadowsoldier08
    shredder3386 wrote: I dispise Slipknot and Stone Sour....I would be interested to see what they came up with
    i despise your bad spelling and use of tenses.
    GenerationKILL
    if Corey Taylor is the new singer, i suspect the new album will be heavy as hell, which will be AWESOME
    Tripazoidal1
    Corey taylor yhas a cooler voice - maybe not technically better than Kennedy - Not a big slipknot fan but dudes got a great voice for Rock - Kennedy's too Steve Perry for this type of music
    LesPaulGuy514
    [x]Huffy[x] wrote: I don't understand why everyone is screaming for Kennedy. Yes, he's an amazing singer, but doesn't anyone else think it would sound too similar to Alter Bridge? And there would always be comparisons between the two bands. Slash doesn't want that.
    Opposed to comparisons between Slipknot/SS and VR?
    queenslander47
    GenerationKILL wrote: JSmith38 wrote: prac23 wrote: Who's out there right now, willing to sing for your band that's better than him? Myles Kennedy. I am so sick of everyones' hard-on for this guy. I've heard him singing and I honestly don't think hes that great. Infact I found him really boring. Corey Taylor is far far better
    I'm a Corey Taylor fan but Myles has better range. Listen to the end of Summergirl by The Mayfield Four. Myles can sing like few others. But he isn't "willing" to sing in VR so the whole thing is irrelevant. I actually hope to see Corey in VR. I think he will bring a whole new edge to them. Although it does make me wonder what will happen to Stone Sour and Slipknot. Slipknot is probably finished after their festival dates this year, but I was under the impression Corey is extremely happy in Stone Sour. Wait and see I guess.
    GenerationKILL
    JSmith38 wrote: prac23 wrote: Who's out there right now, willing to sing for your band that's better than him? Myles Kennedy.
    I am so sick of everyones' hard-on for this guy. I've heard him singing and I honestly don't think hes that great. Infact I found him really boring. Corey Taylor is far far better
    Superperfex
    Finally a different chance for Corey Taylor haters to shut up. If you think he sucks at singing, then why would Slash, who has worked with Axl (although axl's a doucher), pick Taylor? Nuff said.
    GenerationKILL
    v3xify wrote: Corey Tailor > Myles Kennedy. Sorry. And lol @ all the Slipknot fans getting a boner thinking its gonna be heavier-- Its won't. Trust me.
    Slash said in an interview awhile back that the new VR may take a turn for the heavier side... So no, we won't trust you.
    SmittyMan90
    OMG could it be true?? At least its a direction towards a vocalist instead of this wishy washy stuff! Taylor on a VR record could be interesting.
    thedevil
    does anyone else not get the whole "I'm angry at my parents and I'm gonna make a career out of it" aspect of why slipknot is so popular? or do a lot of people just hate they're parents as like, a hobby. i know i suck/don't get it/should stfu but whatever. just needed to get that out of my system
    Skuzzmo
    prac23 wrote: Honestly at this point who are VR to tell Corey Taylor he's not good enough or doesn't fit the band? Who's out there right now, willing to sing for your band that's better than him?
    Probably thousands of better vocaists out there just waiting for a break.
    MT in Austin
    "who was saked in 2008" DEATH BY RICE WINE? Crap! Those guys are tougher than I thought.
    metalheadsmith
    Could be kind of interesting, but then again he should stick with slipknot and stone sour, both of which are better than VR.
    metalheadsmith
    superstud_zat wrote: VR should hire Adam Lambert
    I would lose all respect for Slash and anyone associated with that band then
    Patty-cakez
    Hmm... I love Corey's vocals, and I love Velvet Revolver... but I don't see them together. I've never really seen Corey Taylor as that "rock n' roll to the bone" kinda dude, and that's the kinda vibe i get from VR.
    GNRfan32
    miahdoll wrote: 2Megadeth7 wrote: im sick of slash Then go **** yourself and look at a different page dumbass!
    +1?
    miahdoll
    2Megadeth7 wrote: im sick of slash
    Then go **** yourself and look at a different page dumbass!
    metalmaniac90
    You underestimate him. He can sing any genre. Just because hes been mostly heavy in his career doesn't mean he can't just rock. When he played with Corey Taylor and the Junk Beer Kidnap Band(something like that) @ rockfest they did all sorts of variety. I also saw him do "Its So Easy" with Duff McKagans loaded and he rocked it.
    Daburcor wrote: The real draw to Velvet Revolver (for me, at least) was getting to hear Scott Weiland and Slash work together. I'm quite the opposite of a fan of Corey Taylor, so I guess I'm not going to be very interested in future VR stuff. Oh well!
    miahdoll
    CrackTheSkye wrote: hudsonstradlin wrote: prac23 wrote: Honestly at this point who are VR to tell Corey Taylor he's not good enough or doesn't fit the band? Who's out there right now, willing to sing for your band that's better than him? Couldn't have said it better. Hopefully he'll kick the band into overdrive, and they can put out something heavier than Contraband. Let's just forget that Libertad ever existed. Heavier? I wouldn't count on that unless Slash wants to go that way. I doubt Corey pushing them towards heavier music. Have you heard Slipknot and Stone Sour's latest efforts. Becoming less heavy with every new album. Although I like Corey I don't think he'd got with VR. He can only do two things, heavy singing or slow ballads. Not sure of his abilities outside of those two.
    Slash originally wanted VR to be heavier, but once they got Scott they couldn't go that way.