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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Duff McKagan: Corey Taylor Is "The Brightest And Best Singer Of A Generation"

Total Rock last month conducted an interview with an interview with Duff McKagan (Duff McKagan's Loaded, Velvet Revolver, Guns N' Roses) shortly after his appearance at the Birmingham Guitar Show, which took place February 26-27 at the New Bingley Hall in Birmingham, England. You can now watch the chat below.

When asked if he is "sick" of the persistent rumors that
Slipknot/Stone Sour's Corey Taylor will be the new singer of Velvet Revolver, Duffsaid, "I don't ever hear unless I am going out and doing press. Because I don't go on Blabbermouth or [do] any of the other things (that would expose me to such rumors)."

When asked about the rumors that Taylor was going to join Velvet Revolver, McKagan wrote, "I can neither confirm nor deny . . . He is a bad dude though. I like him as a human being and a singer. He's the voice of a whole new generation."

Taylor himself "neither confirmed nor denied" the rumors in an interview with in January, merely laughing and saying, "To be continued!" when asked about it.

Velvet Revolver has been without a singer since firing Scott Weiland in April 2008. McKagan, guitarist Slash and drummer Matt Sorum have all hinted in recent months that the band was finally close to settling on a new frontman. Read the full story on Blabbermouth.

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