.

Slipknot's Corey Taylor Admits He Tried to Sing for Velvet Revolver

October 30, 2009 2:42 PM ET

Slipknot singer Corey Taylor has finally confirmed rumors that he tried out for Velvet Revolver's vacant lead singer slot, telling Altitude TV, "I had a meeting with those guys, we did some demos together, and it just didn't work — for whatever reason." Since Scott Weiland's departure from Velvet Revolver in April 2008, everyone from Lenny Kravitz to Sebastian Bach to Chris Cornell to obscure Canadian singers have been rumored to be the permanent fill-in for VR, but Taylor is among the first to reveal that he actually tried out for the job.

"It was just really cool. It was one of those things where it's like I could have got to jam with legends, man, in my opinion," Taylor said, adding that he's still on good terms with the band. Slash had previously said in passing that Taylor had worked with VR, and while it seemed like Taylor might take over as lead vocalist, the band decided against it, Blabbermouth writes.

As Rolling Stone previously reported, even though Slash is currently hard at work at his own solo album, he's still devoted to the singer search. "We (VR) know the right guy is out there somewhere," Slash wrote in a MySpace post in August 2009. "It's possible somebody could turn up before I do my tour and we could start working on new material sooner than later, in a perfect world."

Related Stories:
Slash Says Velvet Revolver Singer Search Will Continue
Velvet Revolver Deny Canadian Singer Is Group's New Frontman
Duff McKagan: Velvet Revolver's Singer Search Is Not Over

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Nightshift”

The Commodores | 1984

The year after soul legends Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson died, songwriter Dennis Lambert asked members of the Commodores to give him a tape of ideas. "And the one from Walter Orange has this wonderful bass line," said co-writer Franne Golde. "Plus the lyric, 'Marvin, he was a friend of mine' ... Within 10 minutes, we had decided it should be something like a modern R&B version of 'Rock 'n' Roll Heaven,' and I just said, 'Nightshift.'" This tribute to the recently deceased musicians was the band's only hit without Lionel Richie, who had left for a solo career.

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com