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Velvet Revolver To Continue Without Scott Weiland?

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Classic Rock magazine's Jerry ewing recently spoke to Velvet Revolver/ former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash. Here are some excerpts:

Slash: I was talking with Robert Plant the other night and he was casually naming certain ZEPPELIN songs and then in the same breath who it was ripped off from.

Classic Rock: Did GUNS N' ROSES ever get taken to court for allegedly ripping anyone off?

Slash: No. One of the things about myself and the other members of GUNS N' ROSES, with the exception of maybe Izzy [Stradlin], 'cause he was maybe a bit more freeform, was that we were huge sticklers for anything that sounded like anything else. Straight off the bat if you played a few chords and it really reminded you of something else we scrapped it. It's very different with VELVET REVOLVER. Even though myself and Duff [McKagan] are the same way, and Matt [Sorum], Scott [Weiland] will rip something. We'll be like, "No, we can't do that," and he'll be like, "Oh, go on, let's do it," and we'll do it.

Classic Rock: Going back to VELVET REVOLVER, there's been a lot said on the Internet between Scott and Matt. What's the current state of play?

Slash: We've got six shows, ha-ha.

Classic Rock: How do you deal with that stuff flying around?

Slash: I have no comment. Obviously I'm very aware of everything that's going on. The only thing I can add to that is, in contrast to what Scott says, there will be a VELVET REVOLVER after this tour.

Classic Rock: With Scott singing?

Slash: I have no comment on that [chuckles].

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1. Westfallen writes:

I was surprised when I heard Travis Meeks had tried out for the vocalist position some time ago...before their first record. He probably wouldn't fit if Scott Drugland got the boot, but I wonder who would.

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2. BLACKDOG writes:

Saw it comeing.

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3. GNRfan writes:

axl could always audition?
haha

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4. sadimz writes:

Axl should be singging

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 10:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Diamond Dave writes:

pffft....yeah...Axl should be singing.......right......

Ironically, he was the only guy bringing the original GnR down. I always thought that GnR were a class A band, without Axl.

I wish Axl nothing but the best but I find it really ironic that he's the one with the rights to the GnR name.

I say let's bring in Belladonna or David Coverdale.

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6. Kalis_wrath writes:

How about Amy Wienhouse(sp?) Hahaha!

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 3:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Jim Morrison writes:

Thank god this isn't an April Fool's joke....washed up STP that tours and plays all their old songs is a lot better than Velvet...If Corey Taylor even thinks about this spot....jk

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 3:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Phil Palmer writes:

Velvet Revolver are the best thing that has happened in the music business for years. They have been a shining light in the midst of medeocrity that has been rock and roll in recent years. They give us new tunes in the good old hard rock and roll style something that I have sorely missed. They are experts in their fields and bloody hell do they know how to give it some welly. I think Scott had his place but he was the weak link in terms of pure rock and roll. I am the same age as these guys so maybe we are throwbacks from a forgotten era but jesus they sound great are exciting and just play. Its a shame when sh** happens but he wasn't a rocker, I'm just grateful these guys are still up for it. I've seen them once and hope to many more times. Good luck to you.

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9. Westfallen writes:

Welly?

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