During a brand new interview with OC Weekly, Duff McKagan — you know, the dude who used to be in Guns N’ Roses and is still in the singer-less Velvet Revolver — was asked for an update on the band’s search for a new frontman.
“Slash and I played in New York a couple weeks ago and Matt Sorum was there,” Duff replied. “There was a singer there we might write some songs with.”
That singer, according to Blabbermouth, is Ours singer Jimmy Gnecco. Ours aren’t actually that bad. You have to be in the mood for ‘em, but they’re not awful.
Duff didn’t stop there: “None of us have really tried [to find anyone] in the last few years. We’ve all been busy with other things. I think once that whole thing went down with Scott, we thought we’d find a guy right away. Once a few months went by, it was like, ‘Oh fuck.’”
Duff later added that “We didn’t give up on the band but you can’t force a singer into a situation. It’s got to just kind of happen. So playing a few weeks ago with that singer, it seemed really natural. So we’ll see. I’ll come back to you on that.”
Gnecco apparently handed lead vocals on three songs during a show in New York, one of them being Guns N’ Roses’ “It’s So Easy.” Phat.
I still wish they’d release the songs they tracked with Slipknot’s Corey Taylor.