It's been a journey filled with plenty of close calls, but the hunt for the ever-elusive replacement for Scott Weiland may be coming to a close for Velvet Revolver .

Scott Weiland split with Velvet Revolver in 2008. In the time since the band has auditioned a melting pot of rock vocalists including Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge, Slipknot / Stone Sour's Corey Taylor, Lenny Kravitz, Sebastian Bach, Royston Langdon of Spacehog, even Scott Weiland has recently expressed interest in a reunion. For whatever reason the band has still not settled on a new frontman for the once in-demand supergroup.

Recently bassist Duff Mckagan told the the OC Weekly that there is a new prospect in the on-again off-again quest:

"Slash and I played in New York a couple weeks ago and Matt Sorum was there. There was a singer there we might write some songs with. None of us have really tried [to find anyone] in the last few years. We've all been busy with other things. I think once that whole thing went down with Scott [Weiland], we thought we'd find a guy right away. Once a few months went by, it was like, "Oh f---."

Mckagan also explained that, regardless of some previous reports, the band was never dead in the water:

"We didn't give up on the band but you can't force a singer into a situation. It's got to just kind of happen. So playing a few weeks ago with that singer, it seemed really natural. So we'll see. I'll come back to you on that."

The singer in question is most likely Ours frontman Jimmy Gnecco, who performed with the previously mentioned trio at a recent show honoring Slash.

Another issue surrounding the former Guns N' Roses members and another vocalist [Axl Rose] may come up soon, as the band was nominated for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. The big question that everyone seems to be tap-dancing around is "If they win, who will accept, who will show up, and who will perform?" We're rooting for Guns because at bare minimum, the induction ceremony will be an interesting one.