Even though they were seriously considering using a reality show to recruit a new lead singer, Velvet Revolver are foregoing a series and instead preparing to announce a development that will “surprise everybody” in a few weeks. “We’re coming out with something in a couple of weeks and I think it’s going to surprise everybody,” VR drummer Matt Sorum said. Several TV producers pitched the band, including Survivor architect Mark Burnett, who also produced Rock Star: Supernova. “We felt that wasn’t the right forum for us to do it, so we got some ideas and we should have that news in a couple weeks,” Sorum said. Sorum added that the band still plans on “doing something online” to recruit a new vocalist to fill in for the exiled Scott Weiland, if a new frontman hasn’t already been selected.