Slash rules Corey Taylor out of contention for Velvet Revolver – video

Guitarist says Slipknot man 'just wasn't right' for the role

Slash has ruled out Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor from being the new singer of Velvet Revolver.

In an interview with Argentian website, which you can see at the bottom of the page, the guitarist said the band auditioned Taylor, but felt he “just wasn’t right” for Velvet Revolver.

Slash said: “We did work with Corey, but all we were doing was trying him out. Our process is that we take a lot of music we wrote and give it to the guy we’re auditioning, he writes his lyrics, we perform it, record it and see what it’s like.”

He continued: “So he did come in and do all that, but it just wasn’t right. It didn’t seem to fit to me. It didn’t seem like the answer to the Velvet Revolver problem.”

The guitarist also said: “No new singers that are good enough for the group have popped up.”

He added that it would be at least two years before the group made another album, stating: “Next year, I’ll definitely do another solo record and go on the road, so there’ll be no new Velvet record for at least two years.”