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Five People Who Are Probably Not The New Lead Singer Of Velvet Revolver

noah | February 13, 2009 1:00 am
noah | February 13, 2009 1:00 am

Yesterday, bassist and emergent finance pundit Duff McKagan told Rolling Stone that his somewhat-supergroup Velvet Revolver was “weeks away” from announcing its new singer, after a lengthy search that attracted demos from some 400 hopefuls who were, for whatever reason, interested in being the next Scott Weiland. Said Duff of the pick: “It’s not like Chris Cornell or one of those guys… We just want someone that fits. It can’t just be good. It has to be amazing or we won’t do it.” I guess “better than Audioslave” is a pretty low bar to want to leap over, but good on the VR guys for at least trying. Five people who definitely aren’t in the running, after the jump!

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Great Moments In Booking

noah | October 22, 2008 10:30 am
noah | October 22, 2008 10:30 am

Scott Walker won’t be singing his songs next… More »


New Yes Lead Singer Follows In Grand Tradition Of Arnel Pineda And Ripper Owens

noah | September 11, 2008 12:45 pm
noah | September 11, 2008 12:45 pm

33-YesClassicBlue_jpg.jpgProg-rock giants Yes are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, but one person isn’t feeling festive: Lead singer Jon Anderson, who’s on doctor-ordered bed rest for the rest of 2008 after suffering “acute respiratory failure” in June. Anderson’s illness resulted in the band canceling its milestone-celebrating jaunt earlier this summer, but as the leaves turn, so does the membership of Yes: The remaining members have announced that it’s recruited Benoit David, lead singer of the Montreal-based Yes tribute band Close To The Edge (tagline: “It wont be Yes playing, but if you close your eyes, you might think twice…”), to serve as Anderson’s replacement for a North American tour that kicks off in November. So how will David sound? Well, since Yes is apparently flogging the “we found him on YouTube” story that worked so well for other band’s lead-singer swaps, I figured the time was right to go right to the source. Clip of David performing with his now-former band after the jump.

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Gaz Coombes and Foo Fighters

noah | July 14, 2008 12:45 pm
noah | July 14, 2008 12:45 pm

Supergrass singer Gaz Coombes pinch-hit for Dave Grohl at the taping of VH1’s Rock Honors tribute to the Who on Saturday night, thanks to Grohl’s voice being too tired to make its way through two songs. More »


noah | July 14, 2008 12:45 pm
noah | July 14, 2008 12:45 pm

Supergrass singer Gaz Coombes pinch-hit for Dave Grohl at the taping of VH1’s Rock Honors tribute to the Who on Saturday night, thanks to Grohl’s voice being too tired to make its way through two songs. More »


Velvet Revolver’s New Singer May Come From A Land Down Under

noah | June 5, 2008 4:30 am
noah | June 5, 2008 4:30 am

velvetnoweiland.jpgA tipster has very important innuendo regarding the new singer of Velvet Revolver, which will not be picked by reality-TV committee: “I have some new information coming from fans/family close to the hard rock Australian band Rose Tattoo to which Slash & Duff are HUGE fans of and shared the stage with many times, that Duff has been in communications with an Australian singer currently living in the USA. This guy can apparently sing up a storm and of course is a bloody Aussie, so that in itself along with the great voice will be a good choice for the band from all marketing angles.” Well, if there’s one thing Velvet Revolver needs after Libertad, it’s a better marketing angle. So, we have but one question for all of you: Who can it be, now? (We’re pretty sure the candidate in question is not Rose Tattoo singer Angry Anderson, since he’s apparently living in Sydney these days.) Poll after the jump!

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anthonyjmiccio | May 15, 2008 10:45 am
anthonyjmiccio | May 15, 2008 10:45 am

Oasis has allegedly replaced drummer Zak Starkey (The Who/Icicle Works/Lightning Seeds) with Chris Sharrock (Robbie Williams/Icicle Works/Lightning Seeds). More »


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