Matt Sorum, who has turned into something of a self-styled spokesman for the 20%-less-supergroup Velvet Revolver recently, has publicly nixed the idea of his band finding its lead singer via the Rock Star reality-show franchise. “[The band] basically said ‘No!’ to that,” Sorum said. “We didn’t feel it was right for us. No disrespect to him but it just didn’t feel right for what we want to do. As many years as we’ve tried to keep our integrity intact we felt that wasn’t the right forum for us to do it so, we got some ideas and we should have that news in a couple weeks.” What could those ideas be?
A YouTube contest. It’s classier than anything hosted by Dave Navarro, and hey, it’s what all the kids are doing these days. Even that young whippersnapper Neal Schon!
Getting Kevin from Plush on board for a gig or two. At the very least, it should give Weiland something to worry about once that first blowup with his STP bandmates hits.
Hiring Sebastian Bach. This way, they can really fuck with Weiland’s head.
Making nicey-nice in the press about Axl Rose, because honestly, who on earth is going to buy a third Velvet Revolver album? Didn’t you see Libertad‘s numbers? Which would explain Sorum waxing poetic about his “newfound liking and love” for the G N’ R frontman, which is due at least in part to the fact that he usually sold out the venues he was headlining–and that they were big enough to get Sorum his own valet. Sometimes, olive branches have the strangest shapes, right?
VELVET REVOLVER PLAN TO ANNOUNCE LEAD VOCALIST NEWS SOON [Artisan News]