Corey Taylor Reveals Truth About Velvet Revolver Rumors/Writing Songs with Duff McKagan

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has revealed the truth behind the incessant rumors that he would be the next singer for Velvet Revolver by categorically stating that “I’m not singing with Velvet Revolver.”

It had long been speculated that Taylor would be the man to replace Scott Weiland, who left Velvet Revolver in 2008. However, on the August 12 episode of the Fuse TV talk show Hoppus on Music, Taylor said that although he met with the band, nothing came to fruition.

“We were doing some writing and doing some jamming and what-not, but it just seemed like there were different ideas as to what they wanted to do,” Taylor explained. “And it was completely mutual; it was all good. I just love the fact that I got to hang out with people I grew up listening to.”

While things didn’t work out with Velvet Revolver, Taylor did say that he has started writing songs with bassist Duff McKagan—with whom he performed Judas Priest’s “Electric Eye” at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards this past April.

“Me and Duff will probably do some stuff later,” Taylor stated. “Me and him, we really hit it off, and we’re really close, and we started writing songs together, and we’ve got some really good stuff. So you never know. There might be a mystery supergroup out there—me and Duff and some other weird people—making some weird music that people are, like, ‘What?! That’s them?!’ So, yeah, maybe. We’ll see what happens.”

Certainly McKagan seemed impressed with what he saw of Taylor, calling him “the best voice of a new generation,” in a recent interview with


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