Velvet Revolver Has Album Of Finished Songs With Slipknot’s Corey Taylor
We're all well aware that the chances of Corey Taylor becoming the new frontman of Velvet Revolver are now dead in the water. Drummer Matt Sorum revealed that the band has a whole disc of material recorded with the Slipknot frontman and that they "could put the album out tomorrow", but probably wont.
After Scott Weiland split with the former members of Guns N' Roses, they began the search for the next singer for Velvet Revolver. There were some unknowns rumored for the spot and Royston Langdon from Spacehog, but the closest they came to landing a frontman was the several sessions they shared with Slipknot/Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor.
According to Blabbermouth, in a recent interview Matt Sorum shared some more details about just how many songs were recorded with Taylor and why he ultimately didn't join them:
"When we asked Corey Taylor to join, that was my idea. I said, 'Why don't we get Corey Taylor from Slipknot?' And he's a great guy, number one — he's an absolute sweetheart — and he rocks. [But] Slash just didn't see it like the rest of us did. We liked it. We had ten songs. [We] could put the album out tomorrow. It's done. I said, 'Let's go.' But Slash wasn't feeling it. If we're not all feeling it together, we can't do it."
Unfortunately it doesn't sound like any of the involved parties are going to let these recordings see the light of day, the logistics of negotiating the release between VR and Taylor's record labels would be a nightmare anyway. Guess we'll have to file this one in the 'what could've been' file.