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Slash begins auditions for new Velvet Revolver singer

Band are auditioning this week (beginning Dec 6)

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Velvet Revolver are holding auditions for a new singer this week, Slash has revealed.

The guitarist announced on his Twitter page, Twitter.com/slash that the band, which also features his former Guns N’ Roses bandmates Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, will be trying out new vocalists in the coming days.

Slash tweeted: “Fyi, VR is auditioning singers this week. Promises to be very interesting.”

Velvet Revolver have been without a singer since Scott Weiland left in 2008 to return to the Stone Temple Pilots.

There had been rumours that Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy would be joining the band, after Slash said that he would be the sole singer on the guitarist's forthcoming second solo album. Reports of the auditions seem to indicate this won’t be happening.

This isn’t the first time Velvet Revolver have struggled to find a singer. They held an exhaustive search after their formation in 2002 that lasted for almost two years, during which they issued an open invitation to the public to send in demos. Eventually they settled on Weiland.
Slash At Download 2010
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