Weiland Made Velvet Revolver Go Soft

(antiMusic) Blistering.com caught up with Velvet Revolver's Matt Sorum as the former Guns N' Roses drummer was on tour with Motorhead, filling in for Mikkey Dee. The conversation turned to the past, present and future of Velvet Revolver where Sorum had some interesting things to say about their former frontman Scott Weiland. Here is part of that exchange:

Blistering.com: Do you think Velvet Revolver will get back together? - Sorum: I think it will. We have been e-mailing back and forth, in search of a singer, so we have high expectations. We want to make sure this singer will work and be a better thing. We looked a long time before we got Scott [Weiland], and I don't know if we got Scott because it seemed like an easy way to fill the bill. I know we want to take it up a notch and make it better. When we got Scott, we jumped into it pretty quick. Even though Me, Slash, Duff [McKagan] and Dave [Kushner] have been working together on the first record before Scott came on, then Scott jumped on and we went on the road and did the record pretty quick. The second album, I think, we fell prey to more of what Scott wanted to do and we wanted to straight-up rock and roll. I think this time around we would like to make a real strong rock album and stick with more of our roots.

Blistering.com: I know you, Slash and Duff had your own chemistry. Was it hard to mesh with Scott when he came in? - Sorum: No, not really. The first record, he picked the songs. We had about fifty songs written. He just started to sing on them. That album happened real organically and really quickly. When we went to write the second album, it seemed to take different road, which I always wanted to make a harder record, but I think we went a little lighter and the fans didn't really care for [it] that much. I think the second record is a good one but we did what we did. I think it was a weird chemistry between us.

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