Former Mars Volta frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala claimed on Twitter last night that he is Velvet Revolver’s new lead singer in a clear attempt to hoax the rock media. Cedric’s girlfriend Chrissie Carnell tweeted, “I want to be the first to congratulate @cedricbixler_ on his new gig as the new lead singer of Velvet Revolver! So proud of you, baby!” Hours later Cedric joked that he’d been fired.
Cedric sent out the following tweets regarding ‘joining’ the band:
It’s going to take some work but we will do ATDI covers when I start singing for velvet revolver. @SPINmagazine
Just out curiosity guys ….How many scarves should I hang from my mic stand ? #welcometothechankla #velvetrevolver #newsinger #cronuts
Listen to velvet revolver’s new single “Welcome 2da Chankla” streaming exclusively @pitchforkmedia featuring me @cedricbixler_
Derek Jeter just sent me a congratulatory gift basket in honor of my new gig as Belvet Revolver’s new front man. #rarewines #andfinecheeses
From now on all u suspicious bitchez shall address me as Mr VelvetDeer #newsingerofVelvetRevolver
Um……… I …….uhm ……..I just got kicked out of V e l vet Re volve R
Velvet Revolver fired Scott Weiland in April 2008 when he decided to reunite with Stone Temple Pilots and have searched for a new singer off and on in the ensuing 5 years. The band reunited for a one off performance with Weiland in Los Angeles in January 2012. Weiland was fired by Stone Temple Pilots earlier this year and replaced by Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington.