Duff McKagan Discusses Future of Velvet Revolver -
Ever since frontman Scott Weiland returned to his day job with Stone Temple Pilots, the future of Duff McKagan's Velvet Revolver has been an uncertain one.
In late 2010 the band, consisting of McKagan, Slash, Dave Kushner, Matt Sorum, recorded a new batch of demos with Slipknot's Corey Taylor, however the project was shelved due to Slash's gruelling touring schedule in support of his debut solo album.
The band then reunited at the beginning of 2012 for a tribute event and fundraiser for the family of composer and music supervisor John O'Brien.
In a recent interview with Australia's Faster Louder (via HenneMusic), bassist Duff McKagan was asked about the current status of the band and on the matter of who will be replacing Weiland at the helm of the outift, to which Duff replied:
"I have no idea. I think it's at nowhere. I Think everybody just kind of got sick of talking about it, because there's really no guy, so there's nothing that me or Slash or Matt [Sorum] or Dave [Kushner] could say that would change the course of this question. So there's nobody now, I think the longer that Slash is out touring, and that I'm out touring, people will stop asking as much. Maybe once it's settled down, we'll find the guy."
Earlier this year (2012), Velvet Revolver
released a new live DVD, 'Let It Roll - Live in Germany,'
which featured a performance filmed in 2008 at the Palladium in
Cologne for German TV series 'Rockpalast.'