During Velvet Revolver’s search for a new singer they were considering Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, but in the end Slash decided against bringing the singer on board.
In an interview with Brazilian website Lokaos.net, drummer Matt Sorum said it was his idea to invite Taylor to join the band during their search for a replacement for former singer Scott Weiland, and that the band recorded ten songs with the Stonesour frontman but Slash “wasn’t feeling it.”
Sorum said, “When we asked Corey Taylor to join, that was my idea. I said, ‘Why don’t we get Corey Taylor from Slipknot?’ And he’s a great guy, he’s an absolute sweetheart and he rocks. But Slash just didn’t see it like the rest of us did.”
He continued, “We liked it. We had ten songs. We could put the album out tomorrow. It’s done. I said, ‘Let’s go.’ But Slash wasn’t feeling it. If we’re not all feeling it together, we can’t do it.
Sorum wasn’t the only member that thought Taylor would have made a good addition. Back in March Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan gave an interview to Music Radar and seemed to support Taylor’s involvement in the band, telling the site: “We recorded a bunch of songs with Corey. I think he’s f–king great. Whether he’s in Velvet Revolver or not… I think he’s the best voice of a new generation. The best rock ‘n’ voice out there. He’s got a lot of positive energy. I’d be proud to do anything with him.”
You can watch Sorum’s interview below.
Do you think Corey Taylor would have made a good replacement for Weiland or do you agree with Slash?