Greg Prato of RollingStone.com recently conducted an interview with Duff McKagan (DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED, VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES). An excerpt from the chat follows below.
RollingStone.com: What is the status of VELVET REVOLVER, and the singer search?
Duff: There is no status. I was just in the U.K., so I'm painfully aware of Corey Taylor — I was asked about one thousand times about it [SLIPKNOT's singer was recently rumored to have tried out]. There is no status — Slash has been on tour, I'm starting a tour. We played with some really good guys, and I do think Corey Taylor is probably the brightest dude that has been in front of a mic for a long time. But saying all that, no, there is no VELVET REVOLVER singer.
RollingStone.com: Care to comment on the recent rumor that the original GUNS N' ROSES lineup was asked to reunite and perform at next year's Super Bowl halftime show?
Duff: That's bullshit. Pure, unadulterated bullshit. But it's a good story. You know, I heard it from my wife! "Hey, you know the Super Bowl is asking you guys..." I'm like, "Honey. Really?" Even in my own house, you can't differentiate what's being said on the Internet and the real story. I'm like, "Honey...it's me. You think maybe I'd know about that?"
Read the entire interview from RollingStone.com.