Has there been another case where the firing of a singer led to such excitement? Ok, maybe the end of Van Hagar, but that was a “welcome back” thing, and the reaction was nothing like the way Weiland’s departure from Velvet Revolver seems to have loosened the world’s sphincter a tad. Or at least Slash’s. “Everybody’s just very relieved,” says Slash. “I know everybody is tying the STP [reunion tour] thing to it, but it started way before that. We just had a lot of commitments to fulfill, so we just had to drag this thing out until the obligations were finished.” But our nightmare is over! So what about his replacement?
“There’s some people, but it’s really premature to start naming names. We actually worked with a guy, I won’t mention his name, before we left to go to the U.K. and there just wasn’t enough to break him in, so we’re gonna work with him again some more, and maybe some other guys as well.”
It’s won’t be Sebastian Bach, though. “I thought [Weiland] could be a little bit more imaginative. I’m not sure if that was meant to be a pot shot or what. Whatever, it’s not worth any real drama.” Yes it is, Slash! Kick his Big Bang Baby ass! We came for blood.
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