Drummer Matt Sorum Says Velvet Revolver Are Eyeing Potential New Singer
Velvet Revolver may be on hiatus, but the band is still actively searching for a new frontman, drummer Matt Sorum reveals. And even if a replacement for singer Scott Weiland, who departed in 2008, is found right away, it still may take some time to get a new record or tour going.
"Yeah, they're at home trying out a guy right now. They're sitting in a room looking at a singer named Jimmy Gnecco [of OURS]. So we'll see how that goes, and then we've got a couple of other ideas," he told Australia's The Vine. "It looks like Slash is going to make another [solo] album, but I'm not sure about his touring and stuff yet. So we'll see how that goes. But we're all open to it and interested in trying to do something together.
"When I left Guns N' Roses, I thought I was starting to lose my soul. Why did I get into this business in the first place? Because I love music, and I want to make some music," he said. "I don't want to sit around and get caught up in a bunch of drama. If I'm going to feel uncomfortable and spiritually not well, what's the point? It's like, 'Let's make some music, man.' "