With his solo tour now under wraps for the remainder of this year, former Guns n Roses guitarist Slash has disclosed he is back playing with Velvet Revolver as the band look for a new singer to replace former member Scott Weiland.
Writing on his website, Slash told of the success of their sessions, and that he expects new material to emerge sooner rather than later. “(Velvet Revolver) is back together jamming, trying out singers,” he wrote. “No updates yet. But it’s great to hook up with Duff, Matt & Dave after all this time. I’ll keep you posted on any interesting developments from those sessions as they happen. The creative juices are definitely flowing. I’m positive something awesome is going to surface soon.”
Velvet Revolver released their first album ‘Contraband‘ in 2004, which debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200. ‘Libertad‘ followed in July 2007 after which vocalist Scott Weiland announced his departure from the group. Their track ‘Slither‘ was recently placed at #2 on Total Guitar’s ‘Best Riff Of The Past Decade’ poll.
Slash also confirmed his plans to take his self-titled solo album back out on the road next year, with appearances in the US, Asia, Australia, South America, and the UK and Europe dependant on the availability of his singer Myles Kennedy.