Discussing the current status of Velvet Revolver, axe god Slash shared a pessimistic stance regarding up-and-coming rock vocalists, calling them somewhat of a dying breed.
"Obviously, [Velvet Revolver] is not broken up; it's sort of in a state of dormancy," the guitarist told Gary Cool. "And so whenever the right guy [pops up]... Everybody's too busy to be trying to check people out every single day. So when the question comes up, it's, like, 'Whatever...'"
Asked to name a single vocalist he'd opt for if the band could pick any singer, Slash replied, "I've done that already. There's a lot of people that we tried out that we don't talk about.
"The more that time passes, the less rock and roll singers there seems to be," he continued (via Blabbermouth). "Like, that style of just really, sort of, from-the-heart, guttural rock and roll. It seems to be just getting more and more glossed up.
"I mean, look at 'American Idol'. And they do the rock-singer bit. I haven't seen it in a long time, but I remember in the first few years it was around, and these singers just don't sound like rock and roll singers. It's hard to say exactly... It's something that I'll know it when I hear it," he concluded.
In related Slash news, the guitarist is streaming the title track of his upcoming third solo album "World on Fire." Check out the tune below, the record's coming on September 15, full details here.