Velvet Revolver To Continue Without Scott Weiland?

Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash has said that Scott Weiland may not be in the band for much longer.

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Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash has said that, despite recent reports of his band being in turmoil, they are not splitting up - although singer Scott Weiland may not be in the band for much longer.

As previously reported, Velvet Revolver's Scott Weiland and drummer Matt Sorum fell out after a recent gig in Glasgow, with Weiland suggesting that the band may never tour again.

Since the bust-up, Slash has told the Daily Star that the band will record another album, but possibly without the singer.

"There will be a third album," he said. "We don't know how or when but the core four guys will continue."

Thanks for the report to NME.com.

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    Licorice
    Oh my god, I didn't even expect this :OOOO ^Sarcasm. Seriously, this is kinda stating the obvious considering the last like, 3 VR articles have been about problems with scott...
    ACVHaero
    New Press Releae from the other 4."Velvet Revolver founding members Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Dave Kushner announced today that they are parting ways with singer Scott Weiland. "This band is all about its fans and its music and Scott Weiland isn't 100% committed to either," said Slash. "Among other things, his increasingly erratic on-stage behavior and personal problems have forced us to move on."
    corrie_911
    Sixx or Cornell would both be awesome singers to replace Scott. Sixx better than Cornell because Cornell tends to slow things down a bit more. anyways, Scott was good. his voice blended very well. and sebastian bach sucks major ass. so stop suggesting him.
    JESUSbaby
    How about they do an all instrumental album? slash could pull it off, if Scoot sucked so much
    Martin259
    This better not be an April Fools... Only Kidding. This is sad, I liked his voice.
    slashNpage77
    i like scott and all, i mean i think he's got a pretty good voice, but i wouldn't mind a different VR singer, scott's got too many issues. i don't think seb bach would be a great choice, he doesn't really fit w/ the style of their music. i think they should do auditions and find someone completely new to the scene, they don't always have to go for someone famous.
    jahyarain
    britney...vanilla ice. either will produce the same thing they had. garbajee.
    randyaintdead82
    You know, I agree with the guy who said they should go with James Michael, that would be sick, his voice would go great with their music
    SlashIsGod091
    They should get rid of Dave and bring Izzy into the band and Duff and Izzy can sing! Or keep Dave and have 3 guitarists, but I think it would be better with just Slash, Duff, Izzy and Matt!
    soapalot
    Mark Lanegan would make VR a hell of a lot more combustable than Scott ever could. I love Mark Lanegan (especially solo) but I don't think he'd fit in well with VR's style of music
    recliner33
    grungeisdeaduk wrote: steve_a7x wrote: he was crap anyway, possibly sebastian bach??? that would work really well, and he has a great voice everyone keeps saying that but 1. he sucks 2. hes axl's bitch
    Yeah Bach is a great singer, but he wouldn't suit VR. I hate the guys anyways. It's a savage animal!!! A good singer for VR would be Mark Lanegan from the screaming trees and he also did a bit of stuff with QOTSA too. He is an amazing singer and he would fit in nicely.
    the boogieman
    i was never a fan of wielands voice or antics hopefully they dont replace him with someone worse
    mitch311
    SlashIsGod091 wrote: They should get rid of Dave and bring Izzy into the band and Duff and Izzy can sing! Or keep Dave and have 3 guitarists, but I think it would be better with just Slash, Duff, Izzy and Matt!
    yea, im not a huge fan of his voice though, but it would defiantly be awesome having him as rhythm guitarist and song writer like the good ol days
    Bocob
    Original GNR Renunion wouldn't be bad. But for VR to get another vocalist, I really wouldn't know who. Sebastian Bach would be cool, but he doesn't fit with their music. Unless VR changed to Velvet Row or Skid Revolver
    recliner33
    soapalot wrote: Mark Lanegan would make VR a hell of a lot more combustable than Scott ever could. I love Mark Lanegan (especially solo) but I don't think he'd fit in well with VR's style of music
    Well, if they got Matt then VR would have to change their style a bit, but same goes to any new singer in the band unless they are exact clones of Weiland.
    Icarus166s
    steve_a7x wrote: he was crap anyway, possibly sebastian bach??? that would work really well, and he has a great voice
    are you on drugs? I've seen sebastian bach and scott weiland both live and scott is a million times better singer and frontman. and Scott Weiland wrote all the lyrics on every VR song, and arranged all of their best ones. The songs that Slash arranged sucked ass, and were never heard if you weren't a die hard fan. I've seen VR twice, and Scott made those shows. I'm more looking foreward to the Stone Temple Pilots coming back than a new Velvet Revolver album.
    Thompson13
    Definitly should bring back axel rose, for the reunion of GNR, not a bad idea
    queenslander47
    "hey slash, where's your singer?" too bad. i really liked Weiland's voice with Slash's Guitar Parts. Looks like theyre back to square one.
    ahahaha exactly what i was gonna say
    SDMF_matty
    KileManA7X : Can I be the new lead singer please?
    Lawl thats what I was gonna say.
    kryzay311
    steve_a7x wrote: he was crap anyway, possibly sebastian bach??? that would work really well, and he has a great voice
    please god no I'm with recliner -- Mark Lanegan would be awesome
    uberphreak
    soapalot wrote: I hope they do continue without Scott-no-talent-anymore . Libertad sucks hard except for 2 songs. They need a singer that has a bit more songwriting vision to bring out the strengths of the other band members. I would suggest someone but I don't really know any singers that would be up to the job. Maybe they should do the next Rockstar!!!! (not)
    Ohhhhh..... ...burn? Anyway, yeah I've said pretty much the same thing on the last 6 or 7 VR articles that have popped up. Libertad was mediocre, STP is awesome, so I hope Weiland sticks with that and VR get a new vocalist. Also, I'm sick of "rumors" ...fill up the space with real news, UG.
    dgme92
    This is just as I said it would happen a while ago. The only reason I listened to VR was because of Slash and Duff and their awesome guitar and bass sections, Scott never appealed to me anywhere outside of STP. Hopefully they find an awesome singer.
    darksauce
    as much as i love slash and duff and matt, i feel that their not showing their true potential. Scott was draggin them down anyways
    nick_b
    "hey slash, where's your singer?" too bad. i really liked Weiland's voice with Slash's Guitar Parts. Looks like theyre back to square one.
    grungeisdeaduk
    steve_a7x wrote: he was crap anyway, possibly sebastian bach??? that would work really well, and he has a great voice
    everyone keeps saying that but 1. he sucks 2. hes axl's bitch
    steve_a7x
    he was crap anyway, possibly sebastian bach??? that would work really well, and he has a great voice
    Shaharz
    Most of their songs are good inspite of scott, not thanks to him. Oh, and slash rocks \m/
    Ashutosh
    Screw scott, VR don't need him...they should get someone better...Scott was never carrying the band anyway, Slash was!
    atc228
    nick_b wrote: "hey slash, where's your singer?" too bad. i really liked Weiland's voice with Slash's Guitar Parts. Looks like theyre back to square one.
    I think I am the only one who got that quote haha I was thinking it myself but you beat me to it.
    Alex101
    OzZY-RuLE5!!!!! wrote: as for a replacemnet singer possibley mike patton
    Or maybe one of these guys: 1. Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) 2. Casey Royer (Adolescents and D.I.) 3. Phil Anselmo (Pantera and Down) 4. John Bush (Armored Saint and Anthrax) 5. Denis Belanger (Voivod) 6. Maynard James Keenan (Tool) 7. Rob Flynn (Machine Head) 8. Keith Morris (Black Flag and Circle Jerks) 9. Paul Di'Anno (Iron Maiden, Di'Anno and Killers) 10. Tim "Ripper" Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth and Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force)
    soapalot
    I hope they do continue without Scott-no-talent-anymore. Libertad sucks hard except for 2 songs. They need a singer that has a bit more songwriting vision to bring out the strengths of the other band members. I would suggest someone but I don't really know any singers that would be up to the job. Maybe they should do the next Rockstar!!!! (not)
    negativecreep92
    Hmm, the fact that the Star reported it doesn't bode much credibility, as most British readers will attest.
    MAYNARD
    soapalot wrote: I hope they do continue without Scott-no-talent-anymore. Libertad sucks hard except for 2 songs. They need a singer that has a bit more songwriting vision to bring out the strengths of the other band members. I would suggest someone but I don't really know any singers that would be up to the job. Maybe they should do the next Rockstar!!!! (not)
    You hit the nail on the head there. Slash really needs somebody to push him, again, like Axl.
    Reckd
    yeah scott is a ***** that sings like crap now cause of all the heroin he did.
    evilnatasking
    Hmm I saw this coming. I liked how Scott's voice blended well with Slash's guitar playing. There are a couple people that would fit them. I think one that could fit well is the lead singer from Sixx: AM, James Michael.
    appetite4gnr
    I didn't think scott suited VR anyways, He never did the band justice. screw Bach too, he's a douche, and another whiny little bitch. I liked Skid Row, but after seeing him on that supergroup show, and seeing what a wanker he was, I realized why SR got rid of him... VR doesn't need either of these guys. I'm sure they'll find an amazing singer.
    Slash really needs somebody to push him, again, like Axl.
    +1