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Slash Still Searching For Weiland's Replacement

SLASH will resume his search for SCOTT WEILAND's replacement in VELVET REVOLVER once he completes his solo tour.The group, founded by the guitarist and his former Guns N' Roses bandmate Duff MCKagan, has been auditioning...

Slash's Drug Escapism

Slash took heroin because it "complemented" his personality.The Velvet Revolver rocker has revealed he was drawn to the Class A drug when he was in Guns N' Roses because it suited him "perfectly" and helped...

Slash Goes Solo

Former GUNS N' ROSES rocker SLASH has signed a new solo record deal, prompting fans of his supergroup VELVET REVOLVER to fear the band will never play together again.Slash is expecting to recruit Ozzy Osbourne,...

Taylor Rejected By Velvet Revolver

SLIPKNOT star COREY TAYLOR has confirmed he auditioned to take over from SCOTT WEILAND as VELVET REVOLVER's frontman - but was rejected by the band because the try out "just didn't work."The group, led by...

Fascinating Fact 8259

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist SLASH teamed up with ALICE COOPER on stage in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (28Oct09). The VELVET REVOLVER star joined the shock rocker for a rendition of classic track SCHOOL'S...

Velvet Revolver Extend Hiatus, Still Have No Singer

Rock supergroup VELVET REVOLVER have extended their hiatus until next summer (10) as their search for a new frontman continues.The band, led by former Guns N' Roses stars Slash and Duff MCKagan, have been auditioning...

Velvet Revolver Still Singer-less After 16 Months

VELVET REVOLVER are still searching for a lead singer, more than a year after previous frontman SCOTT WEILAND left the band.A number of rockers have been linked with the role, made vacant after Weiland fell...

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"SLASH is doing a new record, I'm doing my thing so we'll reconvene in October. We've tried tons of great guys and we've written brilliant new material." VELVET REVOLVER star DUFF MCKAGAN insists the rockers...

Velvet Revolver Wait For Fate

Velvet Revolver expect their new singer to "land in their laps".The group have been searching for a frontman since the departure of Scott Weiland last year but bassist Duff McKagan insists they are not worried...

Slash Recruits Bonham, John 5 To His Band

VELVET REVOLVER star SLASH has named part-time LED ZEPPELIN drummer JASON BONHAM to his new group which will debut at the Quart Festival in Norway on 30 June (09).Slash's band will also feature Rob Zombie...

Mckagan Has High Praise For Slipknot Star's New Band

SLIPKNOT star COREY TAYLOR appears to have emerged as a new favourite to land the vacant role of VELVET REVOLVER frontman after winning high praise from the band's bassist DUFF MCKAGAN.The supergroup, founded by MCKagan...

Mckagan Lands Weekly Radio Show

VELVET REVOLVER star DUFF MCKAGAN has landed a new job as a DJ. The former Guns N' Roses rocker will debut his new Radio Loaded show in his native Seattle, Washington next week (12May09). The weekly...

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"We need a singer soon. We need the right guy in six months. We can't wait another year. Otherwise, it might not matter." VELVET REVOLVER drummer MATT SORUM admits the band is still desperately searching...

Mckagan: 'I'd Take Rose Over Weiland'

Rockers DUFF MCKAGAN and SLASH would go back to playing with AXL ROSE before reteaming with former VELVET REVOLVER frontman SCOTT WEILAND. The duo are still looking for Weiland's replacement a year after sacking the singer...

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Rock heavyweights OZZY OSBOURNE and SLASH have teamed up to record a new track for the VELVET REVOLVER star's latest solo album....

Mckagan: 'We Lost Weiland To The Other Side'

Rocker DUFF MCKAGAN and his VELVET REVOLVER bandmates kicked frontman SCOTT WEILAND out of the group when it became clear he couldn't stay away from drink and drugs. The band sacked the wild singer a year...

Jennings Turns Down Velvet Revolver

Country star SHOOTER JENNINGS has twice turned down the chance to replace SCOTT WEILAND as the frontman of VELVET REVOLVER. The supergroup, featuring former Guns N' Roses stars Slash, Duff MCKagan and Matt Sorum, sacked Weiland...

Velvet Revolver Deny Appointing New Singer

VELVET REVOLVER have dismissed rumours they have found a replacement for former frontman SCOTT WEILAND, insisting they are still searching for a new singer. The supergroup, featuring former Guns N' Roses stars Slash, Duff MCKagan and...

Velvet Revolver Singer Search Gets A Boost

Rockers VELVET REVOLVER are close to finding a frontman to replace former singer SCOTT WEILAND. The supergroup, featuring former Guns N' Roses stars Slash, Duff MCKagan and Matt Sorum, sacked Weiland after a series of public...

Mckagan To Write For Playboy

VELVET REVOLVER star DUFF MCKAGAN is to expand his burgeoning journalistic career by becoming a financial columnist for Playboy magazine. The former Guns N' Roses rocker already writes a weekly report for SeattleWeekly.com and now he...

Mckagan: 'Velvet Revolver Struggling To Find A Singer'

VELVET REVOLVER star DUFF MCKAGAN has revealed he and his bandmates are struggling to find a permanent replacement for fired frontman SCOTT WEILAND. Weiland was kicked out of the group in April (08) following a...

Velvet Revolver Split From Label

VELVET REVOLVER have confirmed reports they've split from record label RCA. In a posting on his website, guitarist Slash insists the supergroup and label executives have "parted amicably". He claims the fact his band has...

Weiland: 'Silly Money Troubles Were Behind Velvet Revolver Split'

Rocker SCOTT WEILAND has finally spoken out about his split from VELVET REVOLVER, blaming "piddly financial things" and band "bickering" for the supergroup break-up. The former frontman, who was sacked by his bandmates in April...

Sorum Pays Tribute To Hendrix Drummer Mitchell

VELVET REVOLVER star MATT SORUM has become the first star to pay tribute to legendary JIMI HENDRIX drummer MITCH MITCHELL, who was found dead in a Portland, Oregon hotel room on Wednesday morning (12Nov08). The...

Mckagan Relieved By Obama Win

VELVET REVOLVER star DUFF MCKAGAN is relieved his candidate, BARACK OBAMA, was elected U.S. President on Tuesday (04Nov08) - because the alternative would have been "dangerous". The rocker dedicated his most recent SeattleWeekly.com column to...

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VELVET REVOLVER bassist DUFF MCKAGAN joined FOO FIGHTERS frontman DAVE GROHL and ZZ TOP for a charity concert at the weekend (26Oct08) in Los Angeles. The show, at Pomona Fairplex, was part of Love Ride...

Mckagan's First Time Was The Worst Time

VELVET REVOLVER star DUFF MCKAGAN will never forget his first sexual experience - because nuns had to treat him for a sexually transmitted disease afterwards. The former Guns N' Roses star was 13 when he...

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"I think Obama's great. It's the first time in eight years (since George W. Bush came into power) I've heard somebody speak English. I think it's refreshing to see someone who's reasonably intelligent come in."...

Slash To Score Mexican Film

VELVET REVOLVER star SLASH is to produce the soundtrack to a new Mexican film. The rocker will score This Is Not a Movie, an English-language film which is currently shooting in Mexico City and Las...

Fascinating Fact 5925

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist DAVE KUSHNER has co-written the main theme and end credit theme music for new U.S. TV biker drama SONS OF ANARCHY....

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