Velvet Revolver's Matt Sorum used the words "break up" when describing the band in a recent interview before backtracking and calling it a hiatus.
After using the term "break up" in an interview with 'Source of the Sound With Wendy Campbell' Sorum backtracked and said, "I can't say we've broken up because it's a hiatus," reports Loudwire.
The site also reports that he sidestepped the question of whether the group would reunite with Scott Weiland by switching to talking about Slash's current group: "I think Slash is really kind of happy being Slash and not really dealing with the drama of being in a band. He's the leader of his band and they go on stage on time and they play songs. And I've gotta kind of respect Slash for that, because he spent most of his career waiting around for people to show up. [laughs] [So he wants to just] go out on the road and have a nice easy go of it. Get on a tour bus [with] a new band, play songs. I totally respect that."
And he had this to say about VR, "Velvet Revolver, in my opinion, was a miracle, in a way. Because here we are, guys in our 40s, putting together a band that's gonna be [perceived] as a modern rock and roll band. And we achieved that. We were competing against much younger guys, we had a huge success with it. I got my first Grammy, which was amazing and it was really, for me, one of the highlights of my life, because number one, I was an original member for the first time ever; I was always the guy that came in and took somebody's place. Velvet Revolver [consisted of] guys that I already played with before, but it was considered a new band." You can stream the audio interview here.