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.”
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.