Duff Mckagan: Scott Weiland era of Velvet Revolver is over


Duff McKagan has said in interview that the Scott Weiland era of Velvet Revolver is over.

Weiland said last month that he was hoping to arrange an “easy money” return to the VR fold, and then just this week said that he had been through “cattle call” procedures with a view to getting his old job back.

But, speaking to VH1 Radio, Mckagan said: “No, that played itself out. That was a chapter in life, you know. Not a defining moment, just a chapter. I wish that guy the best of luck and I hope he’s okay.”

Guitarist Slash recently insisted that Velvet Revolver have a future as a band and that he had been lining up an audition with a new singer.

When asked, McKagan said that he wasn’t aware of a specific audition, but agreed with Slash’s assessment of the band: “I think when it’s the right time to happen again, it’ll happen.”

“That band was so good and started with all the right intentions. We wrote a lot of material near the end of that band. We got really free musically – so we’ve got all this material, and it’s a really talented band.”

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Manic Street Preachers new album details

Manic Street Preachers have released details of their new album. Titled Postcards From A Young Man, the LP is due for release on 27th September.

The track listing is as follows:

(It’s Not War) Just The End Of Love
Postcards From A Young Man
Some Kind Of Nothingness
The Descent – (Pages 1 & 2)
Hazleton Avenue
Golden Platitudes
I Think I’ve Found It
A Billion Balconies Facing The Sun
All We Make Is Entertainment
The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever
Don’t Be Evil

The band have also revealed that the follow up to 2009’s Journal For Plague Lovers will feature guest appearances from Echo and The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch and ex Guns ‘N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan on the tracks Some Kind of Nothingness and A Billion Balconies Facing The Sun respectively.

A single released of (It’s Not War) Just The End Of Love will preceed the album on 20th September.