Slash Explains Why Corey Taylor Wasn’t Right for Velvet Revolver

Image Courtesy of Bobby TongsEver since Scott Weiland left Velvet Revolver in 2008, the band has been looking for a new lead singer. It turns out that Slipknot's Corey Taylor almost got the gig.

"The closest [Velvet Revolver got to replacing Weiland] would have to be Corey," Slash said at a Q&A session with Rolling Stone Australia. "Everybody was rallying for him, and I love Corey to death."

However, Slash felt that Corey's singing style ultimately did not mesh with what the band wanted to do.

"You know how Corey sings, it's a very macho kind of thing," he said. "But it didn't have certain elements that I thought it needed, so we just didn't go down that path."

You can view the entire Q&A session on Rolling Stone Australia's YouTube page.

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