Corey Taylor Not Joining VELVET REVOLVER; Is Jamming With Duff
Last year there were a ton of rumors that Corey Taylor was going to be the new singer for Velvet Revolver. While Corey did end up auditioning for the band, it turns out, they didn't quite gel. Rumor has it, it was Slash's call to not bring Taylor into the band. But it seems there are no hard feelings on Taylor's side. He was too busy being starstruck. In a new interview with Mark Hoppus on his FUSE show, Taylor discussed the jam:
Corey said, "I'm not singing with VELVET REVOLVER. We were doing some writing and doing some jamming and what-not, but it just seemed like there were different ideas as to what they wanted to do. And it was completely mutual; it was all good. I just love the fact that I got to hang out with people I grew up listening to."
He added, "Me and Duff [McKagan, former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER bassist] will probably do some stuff later. Me and him, we really hit it off, and we're really close, and we started writing songs together, and we've got some really good stuff. So, you never know. There might be a mystery supergroup out there — me and Duff and some other weird people — making some weird music that people are, like, 'What?! That's them?!' So, yeah, maybe. We'll see what happens."
You can (probably) watch the clip below. Transcription courtesy of Blabbermouth.