We hoped that the next time we reported on the Corey Taylor and Velvet Revolver rumors wouldn’t be until an official announcement comes out. However, while it be a while till that happens, at least one member isn’t beating around the bush with hints. Though he tried to downplay the rumors earlier this week, guitarist Slash finally comes right out and admits the truth. When asked by The Charlotte Observer “where does Velvet Revolver stand on finding a new singer?” Slash said the following:
“There was truth to the rumor that we were looking at Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour), but then I left for tour. So there’s nothing being done at the moment. No decision.”
So there you have it, finally someone admitting that Taylor is at least in the running still. With no one denying the rumors, it seems obvious that either Taylor is in or the two were playing the “dating game,” and now it’s even more obvious that they are still dating. Honestly, though, if Velvet Revolver can work around Taylor’s already packed schedule, then consider him a done deal at this point. There’s really no denying that he would make a strong fit for the band (especially since he has name recognition). Then again, apparently this isn’t the first time Taylor tried out for the band. So who knows, maybe it is still too soon to know for sure. Hopefully, we’ll have more confirmation the next time we report on this story. Come back soon for another edition of As The Revolver Slips.