MTV News caught up with former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash and asked him about the ex-Gunners (ie. he, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Matt Sorum) and their plans to reform. All they need now is a singer. The short list now includes some six to seven top candidates, none of whom Slash was willing to identify just yet. “This is fu**ing poor man’s ‘American Idol,'” he laughed. “I’ll know it when I hear it. Right off the bat, I’ll know. We’re just trying to find a really great fu**ing rock and roll singer, and it’s really hard to find anybody that you’d consider genuine, and it’s also somebody who’s got to fit in with us. It’s not impossible, but it’s not easy. It could be somebody known, or somebody unknown, who’s just a star and doesn’t know it.” Slash says while not many women have applied, he wouldn’t rule out Courtney Love, who herself is looking to front a band. “It’s funny, we were joking about that yesterday,” Slash said, “but I just don’t see her being into it, all things considered. But you know what? We haven’t exhausted that idea, let’s put it that way.” The full story at vh1.com has since been removed.