Duff McKagan recently discusses Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver in an interview with The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show (via Blabbermouth).
McKagan commented on the possibility of recording with Guns N’ Roses again, “I never say never to anything, actually, these days. I’ve kind of learned. You never know what’s around the corner. And all that aside, I’m just glad he and I were able to get together and talk about some stuff and then laugh about a lot of other shit that happened.”
McKagan also mentioned that Velvet Revolver recently auditioned singers, “We played with some guys only two weeks ago, as a matter of fact. All really talented guys, but it’s just… We’ll know when he walks in the room, I think.”
Guitarist Dave Kushner told AlternativeNation.net in May, “I think it’s one of those things that no one wants to close the door on it, but I also agree that replacing Scott is a hugely arduous task for anybody. I don’t know if we actively look all at the same time. Everyone has stuff going on.”
He later added, “Unfortunately so far it has not been a unanimous decision on whoever gets thrown in a hat. But there’s always someone. Someone has a friend that says, ‘Yeah I know this guy that might be right.’ Or some producer or record industry person or A&R guy says: ‘Hey you guys still looking for a singer?’
And maybe we’ll hear something that piques everyone’s interest. Now with the internet, it’s so easy to just obviously send MP3’s and say: ‘Hey check out this guy, here’s his site, here’s what he looks like, here’s what he sounds like.’ We get to move forward that way without having to get too physically or emotionally involved. It’s like a dating service, you can look at the pictures online and talk to the people online, and see an interview with them, before you even set up a date with them. That’s what the internet affords you for trying out singers.”