Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash has denied claims made by the band’s former frontman Scott Weiland that he has rejoined the band.
Yesterday, Weiland had been reported as telling ABC News Radio that the ex-bandmates had been able to ‘put egos and differences and old conflicts aside’ following his departure from the rock supergroup in 2008.
In late 2010, Slash had announced Velvet Revolver’s intention to work on a follow-up to 2007’s ‘Libertad‘ album with a new singer on board. However, despite strong rumours last year which suggested Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor had joined up, Velvet Revolver’s search for a vocalist has so far proved fruitless.
And so it seemed yesterday’s announcement from Weiland had signalled the group’s decision to return to their former frontman, yet Slash has since apparently told Minneapolis radio station 93x that Velvet Revolver ‘have no intention of going backwards’.
If that proves to be the case, Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy – who has worked with Slash on solo projects and also appeared with Guns N Roses at the 2012 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony – is likely to be re-installed as the favourite to finally fill the vacant position.