Duff McKagan: Velvet Revolver is ‘Nowhere’
Duff McKagan is unsure of the future of Velvet Revolver, the supergroup he formed in 2003 with his fellow ex-Guns N’ Roses bandmates Slash and Matt Sorum, and Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland. In a new interview, he says he has “no idea” who will replace Weiland, who was fired in 2008.
“I think it’s at nowhere,” he told Faster Louder. ” I think everybody just kind of got sick of talking about it, because there’s really no guy, so there’s nothing that me or Slash or Matt or Dave [Kushner] could say that would change the course of this question. So there’s nobody now, I think the longer that Slash is out touring, and that I’m out touring, people will stop asking as much. Maybe once it’s settled down, we’ll find the guy.”
McKagan also confirmed the story that Slash once caught his mother naked with David Bowie, and admitted that he agreed to do the E! Online reality show ‘Married to Rock’ as a “thank you” to his wife, model Susan Holmes-McKagan.
“My wife has been there for me through a lot of s—,” he continued. “It’s just not my thing. But I love my wife, and she was excited about doing it…But the girls got to wear all fancy clothes and we got the makeup people and stuff so that made them happy for a while.”