Remember that time Corey Taylor totally didn’t answer a question about rumors that the dude’s the new singer for Velvet Revolver? Yeah, well, now Duff McKagan — Velvet Revolver’s bassist — is also not answering questions about the rumor.
According to a post on Blabbermouth, a fan asked Duff in an online chat what makes a good frontman, and Duff literally mentioned Corey Taylor as an exampled of a good frontman.
But when asked about the rumors, Duff responded: “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.”
OK, so I have two theories on this: Either Corey Taylor — the singer for Slipknot and Stone Sour — is the new singer for Velvet Revolver or Corey and VR teamed up to concoct one of the most impressive rumors of all time, to generate publicity and boost interest in what Velvet Revolver’s up to.
I’m starting to think that Taylor is definitely Velvet Revolver’s “known” new singer. For sure, it’s him. You just wait and see. In a few weeks or months, we will know this is for real. And that’s also probably why Corey’s being all “I don’t know what’s going to happen” with the whole Slipknot situation. He’s in Stone Sour mode now. I say when things settle down with Stone Sour, Velvet Revolver gets him for an album cycle and then, we might get new Slipknot.