Slash Says Velvet Revolver 'Really Wanted To Work With' Ours Singer

Tim Louie of The Aquarian Weekly recently conducted an interview with legendary guitarist Slash (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver).

Slash Says Velvet Revolver 'Really Wanted To Work With' Ours Singer
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Tim Louie of The Aquarian Weekly recently conducted an interview with legendary guitarist Slash (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver). A couple of Blabbermouth excerpts from the chat follow below. The Aquarian Weekly: First of all, congratulations on becoming the newest star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame! Slash: Oh, thank you (laughs). Yeah, it was very, very cool! On the personal level, it had a significant feeling for me because it was totally where I grew up and a lot of my young adult and adult experiences all across the board and every extreme happened all in that particular neighborhood. Even from when I started playing guitar in my first band, and even for Guns N' Roses, it was all within that f--kin' however many square-mile radius. And so it was very sort of a... not what you call an achievement, but it was definitely sort of a very personal kind of milestone, I guess, for me. How does it feel to be put in the same category as a Jimmy Page or a Joe Perry when it comes to legendary guitarists? Dude, I'm not even going to answer that one! I don't even see myself in the same light as those two guys. In fact, they are the reason why I picked up the guitar in the first place and the only reason that I do what I do. To say that I fit in the same category as those guys would be an injustice to them, but I do appreciate the compliment! Where do we stand with Velvet Revolver? Because, I remember seeing footage of my bud, Jimmy Gnecco [Ours], joining you guys on stage for a few songs [see video below]. What happened there? Actually, we jammed with Duff [McKagan] last night! Unfortunately, as for Velvet Revolver, we'll remain on a hiatus until we find the right singer to replace Scott [Weiland]. Jimmy Gnecco is an amazing singer and we really wanted to work with him. The unfortunate thing was that our schedules conflicted. Whenever we wanted to fly him out to work with us, he was already engaged in something else, but Jimmy was without a doubt the type of singer we were looking for! He was amazing!

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    Maestro1600
    satansnachos wrote: I agree with all you guys. What he said WAS really cool, and humble oh his part. Slash, if you ever read this, just know that you seem like the kinda dude I could enjoy a cold beer with and maybe a steak too ...a steak wrapped in bacon
    Just because he buys you a steak, it doesn't mean you have to put out...
    satansnachos
    I agree with all you guys. What he said WAS really cool, and humble oh his part. Slash, if you ever read this, just know that you seem like the kinda dude I could enjoy a cold beer with and maybe a steak too ...a steak wrapped in bacon
    iommi600
    Dude, I'm not even going to answer that one! I don't even see myself in the same light as those two guys. In fact, they are the reason why I picked up the guitar in the first place and the only reason that I do what I do. To say that I fit in the same category as those guys would be an injustice to them, but I do appreciate the compliment!
    Slash is an awesome person. As for the singer: MYLES KENNEDY!
    thechaostheory
    Exactly why I look up to this guy! He is so modest and not full of himself like so many other rockstars. I really like Jimmy's voice too! I hope they can get their schedules to fit each other so they can write some killer tunes!!
    jhart08
    I know everyone's gonna thrash this post, but is it so terrible of a thing to give Scott a second chance?
    satansnachos
    Maestro1600 wrote: satansnachos wrote: I agree with all you guys. What he said WAS really cool, and humble oh his part. Slash, if you ever read this, just know that you seem like the kinda dude I could enjoy a cold beer with and maybe a steak too ...a steak wrapped in bacon Just because he buys you a steak, it doesn't mean you have to put out...
    I never said he was THAT good of a guitar player Ana Vidovic maybe
    BradTheBluefish
    Let's hold the comments for a second. Gnecco doesn't want to make VR work? Dude, you are working with Slash, Duffy, and Matt Sorum. How can you go wrong? If a group of guys like that wanted me to work with them you'd drop everything and work with them. Just ask Gary Cherone who dropped everything to play in Van Halen.
    guitarlad89
    either Slash talks like Toki now, or UG ****ed up once more with grammar....I'm guessing the latter.
    BradTheBluefish
    jhart08 wrote: I know everyone's gonna thrash this post, but is it so terrible of a thing to give Scott a second chance?
    I wish Slash would. He's the only one who's stopping his returning. I just wish Slash would realize the reason Scott Weiland was a loose cannon, not timely and always on the run was because he was cocaine addicted. He's been clean for the past five years. I think Weiland should come back, but I can see the concerns Slash has, because Weiland was clean for about the same amount of time time before VR.
    iommi600
    Irwin Navarro wrote: M Shadows from A7X would be a great fill in for vocals )
    Honestly, I don't think he's bad, but I love how people on UG gives massive shit to everything related to Avenged Sevenfold, lol.
    Jmoarguitar
    i met slash after the show in moncton (btw the best show i have seen, amazing energy and momentum with that band.), and he was polite and it's funny cause i told him that he was the reason i ever picked it up in the first place. From one generation to another eh?
    jannick
    getawaygman wrote: slash is better than both of those guys!
    only reason this comment hasnt been downrated is because most rockmusic fans like and respect all three. i personally couldnt put one of those over the other. page, slash, perry. all godlike.
    CageTheGates
    M Shadows from A7X would be a great fill in for vocals )
    I don't want that because they are very different genres and i want new A7X material the Nightmare album was way better than the self-titled one.
    phantom_lord586
    Even though it obviously wouldn't work, I'd be interested to hear the stuff they did with Corey Taylor
    Mainer
    Hey whats Deron Miller (formerly from Cky) up to nowadays? He could do it! Lol
    drying out
    iommi600 wrote: As for the singer: MYLES KENNEDY!
    NO!!! Leave Myles alone and let him work with Alter Bridge!
    dammageinc
    Saw Slash and the conspirators(?) last week...AWESOME show, one thing I noticed tho, was that its kinda like the Slash show...Myles needs to sing like he has a set and not just be a side show....Slash needs a frontman!
    Anjohl
    That guys range is too low, and poppy. Maybe he would have fit the first solo album, but not Appoc. Love or VR.
    satansnachos
    getawaygman wrote: slash is better than both of those guys!
    umm Ana vidovic is a chick, and she's smokin hot! youtube her