Will Slipknot's Corey Taylor Front Velvet Revolver?

Corey Taylor suggests he could be the new singer for the supergroup.

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After Scott Weiland exit from Velvet Revolver in 2008, fans have been wondering what replacement could make the grade for the supergroup's high-calibre lineup.

The first hint was in December, when drummer Matt Sorum expressed sympathy for their fan's patience, saying "We're tired of it, believe me. But we don't have the ability to just jump out there with any singer. We can't do it."

He went on to claim that the band had found someone they "really like a lot," though he remained tight-lipped over who it would be. "We can't make the announcement yet because we're 'dating,' you know. We haven't consummated the relationship, we haven't sat down this gentleman and made the agreement together."

So when Billboard asked Corey Taylor if he was the man in question, his reply, "To be continued!" left little doubt that he could be in serious negotiations with the group.

Taylor also commented on the tragic death of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray in May last year. "We lost a huge member of our family - in my opinion the biggest - and it's a different vibe now. So right now I'm just taking it step by step, and I can only hope that the other guys in the band are as well."

Others known to have auditioned for Velvet Revolver are the Scars On Broadway singer Frankie Perez, Royston Langdon from Spacehog, and Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge, who has been touring with Slash's live band for the past two years.

Thanks for the report to Billboard and NME.

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    FourTwoZero
    -Opens Firefox -Opens Ultimate-Guitar.com -Sees Hayley Williams on front page "Hello baby." -Reads headline underneath -"Lol WTF" This seriously made me lol.
    AXmichigan
    Sdooper_Man wrote: why is paramore the pic for this article on the home page?
    hahhHahahha i was thinking the same thing
    JohnVanOevelen
    Ripu wrote: why is there a photo of hayley williams for this article?
    because Corey was to ****ing epic to show to this public!
    Ripu
    why is there a photo of hayley williams for this article?
    trivum_rulz666
    i can see corey being the singer his vocals are so huuuuuge! he has that versitaliaty as a singer
    mysticguitar77
    The pics update before the article so that's why you see Hayley Williams instead of Corey Taylor. So, this means some sort of Paramore news is the headline today, great more unneccesary drama...
    Silveroon009
    rocker222 wrote: news flash paramore becomes lead singer for velvet revolver.
    wow the whole band? how would that work?
    Thr3Elevenstyle
    Reddaz wrote: Flying Afros : Mad-Season wrote: I think Mike Portnoy is still relatively free. this. Fall to P..INVENTORY!
    you sir, win the internet
    Dash49
    Since when did Hayley Williams come into play of this news? xD
    Scutchington
    legend shredder wrote: Mainer wrote: Corey would do a decent job with VR. Hearing "Snuff, and Vermillion Pt. 2" the dude really can sing. It would take some adjusting, but he could do pretty good Sorry for the double post, but dude, look into some stone sour, thats where he really sings.
    Indeed, I never really liked Slipknot or his singing in that band, but he absolutely SHINES in Stone Sour, great band.
    legend shredder
    Mainer wrote: Corey would do a decent job with VR. Hearing "Snuff, and Vermillion Pt. 2" the dude really can sing. It would take some adjusting, but he could do pretty good
    Sorry for the double post, but dude, look into some stone sour, thats where he really sings.
    legend shredder
    Hmmm this could be interesting, Corey's singing voice is nothing short of amazing, but I think I'd prefer that voice at Stone Sour. Not sure he would fit in with VR.
    Mainer
    Corey would do a decent job with VR. Hearing "Snuff, and Vermillion Pt. 2" the dude really can sing. It would take some adjusting, but he could do pretty good
    12345678910
    Taargus wrote: Hayley Williams is a better singer than Corey Taylor. Also, her music is more metal.
    Agreed.
    CapnKickass
    FourTwoZero wrote: -Opens Firefox -Opens Ultimate-Guitar.com -Sees Hayley Williams on front page "Hello baby." -Reads headline underneath -"Lol WTF" This seriously made me lol.
    Wow, those are the exact steps I took as well.
    pabs91
    I will say it again.. these writers are $hit!!! unrevised shit is what most of their writers do for UG
    Taargus
    Hayley Williams is a better singer than Corey Taylor. Also, her music is more metal.
    Thr3Elevenstyle
    Silveroon009 wrote: rocker222 wrote: news flash paramore becomes lead singer for velvet revolver. wow the whole band? how would that work?
    and she could sing about fighting over boys and trying to wish on stars. Slash would totally be into that right? /S?
    SGplayer1991
    so the love of my life Hayley has been fronting Slipknot for all these years?! damn she's older than expected
    John37fold
    RageAgnstUrJaw wrote: Why is LeeLoo on the front page? But yea I think Corey Taylor would be a very interesting prospect.
    HAHAHAH, fifth element ftw
    ahiddenmexican
    so this whole time the lead singer of slipknot has been hayley williams? she has a very wide vocal range, good for her
    MetalheadforJC
    UG, your web admin might want to look at things before they get updated or posted. Just saying....
    RageAgnstUrJaw
    Why is LeeLoo on the front page? But yea I think Corey Taylor would be a very interesting prospect.
    ichnusa
    Hahaha i lol'd bigtime when i saw the paramore picture! xD ontopic. If corey becomes velvet revolvers new singer i'm going to completely ignore them. they need someone much better! I hope they go for a pretty unkown awesome singer that fits their music perfect!
    RussianHare
    col50 wrote: Why is there a picture of paramore for this article on the homepage?
    I was just wondering about that