Velvet Revolver drummer Sorum says show with sacked singer was “cool” – but there’s no talk of his long-term return
Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum says the band’s charity show with sacked singer Scott Weiland was “cool” – but they haven’t even discussed a longer-term reunion.
Weiland was fired on tour in 2008 and despite several try-outs remaining members Slash, Duff McKagan, Dave Kushner and Sorum have failed to replace him.
They got back together on January 12 at Kushner’s request to help raise funds for the family of a dead friend. But at present that’s as far as the reunion goes.
Sorum tells KCAL Rocks: “It was cool. We hadn’t played together in a long time. We soundchecked a few songs and we only played, like, three songs – but it was cool to be on stage and play music again. It was like riding a bike.
“Everyone had a good time and we raised some money for a really sad situation. John O’Brien passed away and left a pregnant wife and another child. A lot of people turned out for the show – amazing turnout.”
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor recently confirmed he’d recorded nearly a full album of material while VR tried him out, but guitarist Slash wasn’t happy with the results. Bassist McKagan has since suggested they’re seriously considering another unidentified option to replace Weiland, who returned to Stone Temple Pilots.