Velvet Revolver to Hold Vocalist Auditions Via Website
After frontman Scott Weiland's nasty departure, the hard rock outfit seek new singer in online audiences.
As guitarist Slash previously confirmed, Velvet Revolver will continue forward without former frontman Scott Weiland, who departed the rock outfit earlier this month after much-publicized infighting with drummer Matt Sorum. And now, in an effort to replace the singer — who has reunited with Stone Temple Pilots — the frazzle-haired axeman and his crew of seasoned shredders are looking to online audiences for a little help.
“The band is actually talking about building a website [and] doing some auditions via that, so that’s been something that’s developing at this point,” Slash told Billboard.com, stating he hoped auditions would begin “in the next month or so.”
“We’re at that point of just listening to different things,” he said of his open-mindedness to new singers. “It’s one of those kind of situations where you can’t really explain it to anybody because you’ll know it when you hear it. So I’m waiting to get that feeling of, ‘Yeah that’s it.'”
But while aspiring Velvet Revolver vocalists refine their onstage moves and raucous delivery, the band will perform a show — slated before Weiland’s departure — in Las Vegas, featuring a few famous friends on the mic. “I’m not gonna name any names, but a bunch of well-known people will get up and sing some songs, and then also bring up a couple people that we think are pretty good and might sing a couple songs,” Slash said. “So it’d just be for fun.”