SLASH Talks VELVET REVOLVER In New Video Interview

September 16, 2010

Artisan News Service has uploaded a short interview with the 2010 Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) honoree Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) conducted on August 26 at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California. Watch the clip below.

Slash recently told that VELVET REVOLVER will be looking for a new frontman come October, but it won't be the new singer of his solo project, Myles Kennedy (also of ALTER BRIDGE).

"VELVET REVOLVER will be a 24-hour-a-day project and Kennedy is still committed to ALTER BRIDGE," Slash said. "I don't want to be the guy responsible for breaking up a band. But we'll find someone. Maybe not somebody known, but some kind of local hero."

In the same interview, Slash said about working with Kennedy, "I'm having a really great time with Myles and it's reconstituted my faith in lead singers. Making my solo album, I worked with 18 singers who were all fantastic, so I'm not as bitter about the concept of lead singers as I once was."

According to Slash, drummer Matt Sorum nominated Kennedy to be VELVET REVOLVER's frontman before Scott Weiland came into the picture.

"After Scott got, um, after we parted ways with Scott, we gave Myles a call, but he turned down the offer to be in VELVET REVOLVER because of ALTER BRIDGE, which is very commendable all things considered," Slash told "Then, when I was finishing my solo record and had just two songs left that I needed a lead singer for, his name just popped into my head. We'd still never met, but I knew he was approached by LED ZEPPELIN to fill in for Robert Plant, which is pretty prestigious."

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