Shirley Halperin of Entertainment Weekly reports that Royston Langdon — frontman for SPACEHOG (who had a 1995 hit with "In the Meantime") and estranged husband of Liv Tyler (AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler's daughter) — is in the running for the VELVET REVOLVER singer gig after several successful jam sessions in Los Angeles. "They all got along great," an insider told Entertainment Weekly. "It was really a refreshing change for the band."
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In a recent interview with MusicRadar.com, VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum said about the band's singer search, "We are looking. We are actively looking. We rehearsed for a couple of weeks. We tried out a couple of guys. We have a guy right now that we're still... let me see, what would be the correct word... massaging, as you will-sort of checking it out, feeling it out, letting him work with us."
However, Matt refused to reveal the vocalist's identity because he said they want to make sure that he was the right person for the job. "I'd rather not say who it is-just because I don't want it to get out that he might be the guy," he said. "I mean, we like him, he's awesome. I'm kind of worried that we might be so used to the drama. I kind of looked around at the guys. I said, 'Man, this guy is a super-nice dude. You think we can go with that or what?"
Slash (VELVET REVOLVER), Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS), Royston Langdon (SPACEHOG), Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN) performing "Rooster" in Las Vegas on July 5, 2008:
Slash and Royston Langdon performing "It's So Easy" in Las Vegas on July 5, 2008: