Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Velvet Revolver: the search for a singer continues

Singers can cast awfully long shadows.

Axl Rose. Scott Weiland.

Tough acts for anyone to follow, really.

And that’s part of the challenge facing Velvet Revolver: replacing a larger-than-life presence, and talent, in Weiland.

In a new interview with Artisan News Service, VR bassist Duff McKagan talked about that very challenge.

"It's gotta be better than it was; it's gotta be as good, at least,” says Duff. “And for us, it's gotta be better. And Scott is an amazing vocalist and frontman, so it's gotta be as good or better than that. We can't [step down a notch]."

"It's one of those things, if you concern yourself with it [too much, it starts to work against you] because there's a not a lot to pool from out there — for our particular band. There's some great talent — we've heard some really, really good guys — but to get all of us to agree on what that… I don't know if the guy that all four of us want is ever gonna exist, but we've gotta get close."

"Velvet Revolver is not done, we're not finished, and I don't think we've made our best record yet," he said. "We'll tour again, we'll find the guy."

Velvet Revolver – Duff McKagan interview
Artisan News Service – November 23, 2010

The band just released “Velvet Revolver: Live In Houston” – the DVD was filmed in Houston, Texas back in 2005, while the band was on the road in support of their debut, “Contraband.”

Velvet Revolver – Fall To Pieces
Live In Houston DVD