Since Velvet Revolver parted ways with Scott Weiland back in 2008, they have been searching off and on for a new frontman. While finding a new singer is not Slash’s focus at this time, it is something that’s always burning in the back of his mind.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone Australia (watch above), Slash opened up by saying that Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor was the “closest’ they have had to replacing Weiland. He explained why he wasn’t right for the band. “I love Corey to death but something about it was just a little too… what’s the word for it, you know how Corey sings, it’s very macho kind of thing." Slash concluded, "But it didn’t have certain elements I thought it needed so we just didn’t go down that path. That was the closest so far.”

Slash also said that Sebastian Bach auditioned for the band before they settled on Scott Weiland. He said, ‘I love Sebastian but it sounded like Skid N’ Roses.”  Slash continued, “It was cool but you knew everyone who heard it would think, ‘Oh yeah this makes sense,’ you know it was a little too predictable.”

While Velvet Revolver are back to the drawing board looking for a new singer, Slash recently released his ‘World on Fire’ album with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators.

The iconic guitarist will kick off a European tour in Dublin, Ireland on Nov. 10. You can check out all his tour dates here.

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