Velvet Revolver And Weiland: More Than A One-Off?

Velvet Revolver have hinted that a permanent reunion with former vocalist Scott Weiland isn't out of the question.

Velvet Revolver And Weiland: More Than A One-Off?
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Velvet Revolver have hinted that a permanent reunion with former vocalist Scott Weiland isn't out of the question. As previously reported, the band will get back together with Weiland to play three songs at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood on Thursday, January 12. This is for "Love You Madly: A Concert For John O'Brien", a gig paying tribute to the late composer who died last August. When asked by Rolling Stone whether this might lead to something more permanent, VR guitarist Dave Kushner was non-committal: "We haven't played together in four years, and so we're really just like, 'Let's see how this goes.' I know everyone's got other commitments, but I think everyone's like, 'Let's get this thing done and get through this and then we'll see.'" Thanks for the report to ClassicRockMagazine.com.

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    Pagan_Poetry
    I dunno about this. Doesn't Weiland have a badass christmas album he has to promote on tour? ...ok before anything happens, yes I am kidding.
    Jread89
    Pagan Poetry is right. Who in their right mind would blow off a christmas tour to play with VR again?
    Mr Brownst0ne
    unfortunately it will never happen. Slash and Duff are happier with what they are doing right now, though I'm sure Dave and Matt would jump at the chance to do something other than sit around on their asses for another 4 years.
    metalmaniac90
    Im sorry but they just spent a few years looking for another singer, a better singer. They've turned down people that are at least 10x better than Scott, and then they go to get him back. Are you serious?
    JimBonJovi
    SuicidalFreak wrote: If Scott returns to VR for good, I wonder if this will affect his schedule with Stone Temple Pilots who are supposed to have a new album out this year.
    Most likely will affect STP. But the Deleo bros may start up Army of Anyone again with Filter frontman Richard Patrick and Korn's drummer Ray Luzier, which I hope happens.
    Sundb3rg
    I feel kinda sorry for weiland when people says he sounds like vedder, i mean it was his natural voice but because of all the hate he got from everyone he felt he had to change it so he wouldn't get more depressed then he already was because he is bi-polar and that's kinda sad but we got good records after anyway, if you're open minded to music
    rkd91
    I like VR, straight up rock. Cbntraband and Libertad were both good albums. I like their songs: Set Me Free, Slither, Do it for the Kids, Dirty Little Thing, Spay amongst others. Scott Weiland is the only singer for this band. They said no to Corey Taylor, Miles Kennedy, Royston Langdon, Travis Meeks, and whoever else auditioned. I still would prefer an STP album first but whatever.
    ds24601
    rspp10a wrote: The right and best choice for VR's singer is Axl Rose! If it's not possible for Slash to reunite with GNR, why not considering Axl join VR?
    Because Axl is the reason it's not possible for Slash to reunite with GNR...
    brownguy1210
    i also think it was completely unnecessary to hype up this whole front man replacement for 4 years. i blame matt sorum
    ScrewYouAll
    I've given up on VR.. too many rumours, not enough action and the band members are all off doing different stuff (though I have no idea wtf Dave Kushner does with his time).
    Sleaze Rocker
    Whilst I agree they may of auditioned better singers, they all would of taken them in a complete direction, not that would have been terrible but with that they may aswell of just made it a new band completely. And also out of all the singers that we know about to have auditioned none of them have even been close to the frontman that Scott Weiland is
    SuicidalFreak
    If Scott returns to VR for good, I wonder if this will affect his schedule with Stone Temple Pilots who are supposed to have a new album out this year.
    GrungeHippie26
    I know this might piss some people off but I'm about to release some 'Weiland hate'. I would prefer they get another singer, a better singer. His voice sounds like a knock off of Eddie Vedder's. For some singers' drug abuse is worth their talent, but not in this case. I'm not hinting at Axl, but they could do better.
    BradTheBluefish
    Scott Weiland left the band because he was have drug problems with coke and need to come clean. He didn't want to do concerts for a couple months. The boys from VR didn't understand and Scott Weiland said that no matter what the consequences were going to be, he would leave no matter what. The boys from VR should've just let him doing his thing for a couple months instead of this years-long hiatus.
    gunsnroses#1
    I don't think VR are ever going to do anything else. Slash is too busy with his solo career, Scott's with STP and they can't find a singer they're happy with anyways.
    brownguy1210
    i think it might work. scott weiland is supposedly sober and his voice is coming back. it wouldn't surprise me that they went back to weiland. while the other potential frontmen have great voices, i.e. gnecco and taylor, they lack that stage presence that weiland has (gnecco more so than taylor) corey taylor still would've been the best replacement, followed by gnecco, and then i suppose myles kennedy.
    the_hoodster
    I like this band a lot but I think if they were going to do a reunion tour, they should do it and then call it a day.
    rspp10a
    The right and best choice for VR's singer is Axl Rose! If it's not possible for Slash to reunite with GNR, why not considering Axl join VR?
    Hungry_Hameds
    GrungeHippie26 wrote: I know this might piss some people off but I'm about to release some 'Weiland hate'. I would prefer they get another singer, a better singer. His voice sounds like a knock off of Eddie Vedder's. For some singers' drug abuse is worth their talent, but not in this case. I'm not hinting at Axl, but they could do better.
    maybe 15 years ago Weiland sounded like Vedder, but for some reason he changed it to be more whiny and thin - not as good, he cant sing plush properly anymore.... but he worked in VR though. Be it him or someone else it would be good to see them back longterm....
    GrungeHippie26
    rspp10a wrote: The right and best choice for VR's singer is Axl Rose! If it's not possible for Slash to reunite with GNR, why not considering Axl join VR?
    Probably cuz Axl hates his ****in guts