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SLASH Confirms VELVET REVOLVER Is 'Looking At' COREY TAYLOR As Possible New Singer - Feb. 16, 2011

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Courtney Devores of The Charlotte Observer recently conducted an interview with legendary guitarist Slash (VELVER REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

The Charlotte Observer: For so long you were the guy behind the guitar, the hat or hair. Has social media let more of your personality or sense of humor out?

Slash: I don't know. I don't really have an idea as to what I'm supposed to be from any kind of real perspective. People develop their own idea. The cool thing about Twitter or Facebook was it's given me a chance to reach out to anybody who is interested as opposed to having to issue press releases.... or leaking stuff out to reliable sources. It puts you more in control of your own promotion or just to be more square with fans in general.

The Charlotte Observer: When did you realize Myles [Kennedy] was the [right singer] for [your solo] tour?

Slash: When he came in and did the second (song) I thought this is the only guy that could handle all this material...stuff from the solo record and GUNS N' ROSES and VELVET REVOLVER. Myles was just so capable. We didn't have any prior relationship. He happened to be on a break (from ALTER BRIDGE). He accepted. At that point I only had two weeks to rehearse with a band and only a week of that I could spend with Myles.

The Charlotte Observer: Your experience with notorious singers is well known. Is personality something you consider?

Slash: Beggars can't be choosers. The first most important thing is to find individuals who are musically capable and then you have to take into account whatever their personality is.... It's something you need to accept within reason if they play the way you want them to play. A lot of musicians are crazy and that's what makes them great musicians.

The Charlotte Observer: Where does VELVET REVOLVER stand on finding a new singer?

Slash: There was truth to the rumor that we were looking at Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR), but then I left for tour. So there's nothing being done at the moment. No decision.

Read the entire interview from The Charlotte Observer.

Full Article: http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=154070

Related Discussion http://www.gunsnfnroses.com/index.php?/topic/2609-corey-taylor-for-vr/

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