Corey Taylor Did Demos With Velvet Revolver, But It Didn’t Work Out

Corey Taylor breaks his silence on what really happened when it comes to the rumor he’d join Velvet Revolver. “I had a meeting with those guys,” the Slipknot/Stone Sour singer told Altitude TV. “We did some demos together and it just didn’t work for whatever reason. It was just really cool. It was just one of those things where I got to jam with legends. It was cool. I still know those guys. I still hang out with them. I’ve got nothing but respect.”

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Duff McKagan Discusses Loaded, Velvet Revolver & Column

Duff McKagan spoke with Ryan Manno of Chicago’s Q101.1 FM at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last week ahead of the Grammy Awards. The Velvet Revolver bassist talked about being the financial columnist for Playboy to try to break down the complexities of the economy, his column at Seattle Weekly, his side project Loaded, looking for a replacement for Scott Weiland and having it down to a few guys, and the Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Camp. Watch the interview via YouTube below.

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Matt Sorum’s Grammy Picks

Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum offered his Grammy predictions on Wednesday night (February 4), suggesting Kings of Leon and Metallica deserve honors, as well as AC/DC, but he wasn’t sure who was up for awards. As for a Scott Weiland replacement, Sorum said they have some people in mind, and they’ll be announcing it likely in April with hopes to hit the road next summer. Watch the video via YouTube below.

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Matt Sorum Votes Obama… No Velvet Revolver Singer Yet

PopTV.com caught up with Matt Sorum at a polling place in Los Angeles on Tuesday (November 4), where the Velvet Revolver drummer was asked who he voted for. “Who else man? Obama. It’s exciting. I can’t wait. Change is good.” As for who is the band’s new singer following the departure of Scott Weiland, Sorum responded, “Don’t have one yet.” He said it’ll be on the internet when they find one.

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Velvet Revolver Hint Plans To Announce New Vocalist Soon

Following the decision by Scott Weiland to quit Velvet Revolver to return to his prior group Stone Temple Pilots in early April, drummer Matt Sorum spoke with Artisan News Service about the group’s plans to replace Weiland. “We’re coming out with something in a couple of weeks and I think it’s going to surprise everybody,” Sorum teased. “It’s exciting. We’re moving forward. We’re going to keep going and play rock ‘n’ roll and get a new guy singing, so we did it before we’ll do it again.”

He added, “We’re really seriously thinking about doing something online. Yeah, we got offered a couple of different television ideas you know. [TV producer] Mark Burnett called us and asked us to do that ‘Rock Star’ thing and we basically said no to that. We didn’t feel it was right for us. No disrespect to him, but it just didn’t feel right for what we want to do. As many years as we’ve tried to keep our integrity intact, 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.”

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Velvet Revolver ‘Get Out The Door’ Video

Velvet Revolver are out with the video to their new single ‘Get Out The Door’, the third release from the Los Angeles based rock band’s second studio album ‘Libertad’, out now on RCA Records. Watch it below.

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Slash Visits ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Former Guns N’ Roses and current Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash visited ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ in Hollywood on Wednesday (January 9) to promote his memoir ‘Slash’.

If he’s been asked, ‘Why did you write that about me’ or ‘why did you reveal that?':
“There’s a story in there about James [Hetfield] from Metallica and I don’t talk to him. I took it upon myself to include the story about him in my hotel room one night. And I’m wondering – because I know he’s married with kids and all this, and I’m hoping he doesn’t come after me.”

On the medical device in his chest:
“That’s from drinking, okay. But the doctor put that in this, a safety precaution in case I ended up in the hospital for alcohol poisoning. And I had a condition called cardiomyopathy, which basically they told me you have six weeks to six months to live. That was it. I managed to get through that. This was a few years back. Rick James died from the same thing. He called me, he said, ‘You know, how do I deal with this?’ You’re going to have to stop doing what you’re doing. And he couldn’t stop. And it killed him. So I did, I stopped drinking for about a year and whatnot. But they said if – in case you go down this path again, this will be a physical warning and it will straighten you out.”

On Aerosmith’s role in nixing any potential BMX career:
“Guns N’ Roses was opening for Aerosmith, I think this was in 1988 or ’89. I used to take my bike on the road and Aerosmith had one of the cool stages with the ramps that go up and around the back of the drums and all this kind of stuff. So I take my bike up there and I’d jump off the ramps and jump off the stage and in the seats and do – all with a bottle of vodka in one hand. Then three weeks into the tour, all of a sudden, one morning I went to get my bike off the truck and I want disappeared. It was gone. Where’d my bike go? Nobody ever told me, I figured out they took it… I think the Aerosmith people said, you know that’s a risk. If the band – because we were selling a lot of tickets for Aerosmith at that point. And if something happened, the tour would have been canceled. So they said common sense take the bike away. I was too drunk to really realize it was gone and I just moved on, you know?”

His relationship with Axl Rose:
“We have not spoke, no. You never know. I don’t have a crystal ball to foresee the future, but as fate will have it we’ll end up in the same room or maybe never. He’s not crazy. He has his own way of looking at things. That’s basically it. I have a genuine affection for the guy that will always be there. But we also hit some very rocky roads along the way and stuff. So I can’t say I necessarily miss him. But he was a really interesting, great musician. He was great to hang out with and all that kind of stuff so it’s regrettable that we ended up going off in such a negative – on such a negative note. I can’t say at, you know, I sit around going, God I miss him. I don’t think he probably would do the same for me, but we had some really cool times together, so I don’t hate him.”

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Stripped: Velvet Revolver

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Velvet Revolver took part in a live set with Clear Channel Music Group’s concert series Stripped: Raw And Real. Watch performances of ‘The Last Fight’, ‘Slither’, ‘Fall To Pieces’, and “covers” of Stone Temple Pilots’ ‘Interstate Love Song’ and ‘Patience’ by Guns N’ Roses, as well as a “30 Seconds with Velvet Revolver” clip at YouTube.

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AT&T blue room: Velvet Revolver New Year’s Eve At Hammerstein

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AT&T blue room features a live set with Velvet Revolver, including performances of ‘Fall To Pieces’, ‘Get Out The Door’ and ‘Last Fight’ from their New Year’s Eve gig at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The veteran band’s bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum, and guitarist Slash also discussed ‘Libertad’ tracks ‘Get Out The Door’, ‘She Builds Quick Machines’, ‘The Last Fight’ and ‘Can’t Get It Out Of My Head’, ‘She Mine’ being an 11th hour addition to the album after a photo shoot riff, and Duff and Matt’s thoughts about Slash’s memoir. The final clip features the band at Hammerstein doing a soundcheck and Matt narrating, offering a few on stage secrets to what goes on during their shows. Video at attblueroom.com has since been removed.

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On TV: Velvet Revolver, Shifty, Dropkick Murphys

Rock acts on television this week include:

Dropkick Murphys, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Monday and Friday.

MGMT, who perform on ‘The Late Show’ on Tuesday.

Morrissey, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Monday.

Velvet Revolver, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Monday.

OneRepublic, who perform on ‘Last Call’ on Wednesday

Shifty Shellshock of Crazy Town, who visits ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ on Wednesday along with other ‘Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew’ participants to discuss what it was like watching himself do crack on camera and how staying sober is an everyday struggle.

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