VEL­VET RE­VOLVER

The dor­mant su­per­group once jammed with Corey Tay­lor – we need to hear this some­day after

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Scott Wei­land was fired from su­per­group Vel­vet Re­volver in 2008, some big stars au­di­tioned for the va­cant vo­cal­ist spot. One such hope­ful was Corey Tay­lor, who tried out for the band in 2010 but was ul­ti­mately un­suc­cess­ful – Slash ad­mit­ted he thought his vo­cal style was ul­ti­mately too “ma­cho” for the band’s snake-hipped hard rock.

In an in­stal­ment of Loud­wire’s Wikipedia: Fact Or Fic­tion? se­ries, Corey con­firmed he’d recorded “nine or 10” orig­i­nal tracks with Slash, Duff McKa­gan, Matt So­rum and Dave Kushner, although the demo has been con­signed to the vaults. “There were three songs we wrote to­gether, which were pretty sweet, and there was a hand­ful that I kind of re­ar­ranged based on mu­sic that they al­ready had,” he said. Although Corey said he’d love to dust off the tracks and have another crack at perfecting them, don’t get your hopes up, as he also said, “the world will prob­a­bly never hear them”. Ch­ester [Ben­ning­ton] sang on the verse.’” And it did, the late Linkin Park front­man pro­claim­ing it “awe­some”.

Orig­i­nally slated to ar­rive in 2005, between and

al­bum cy­cles, died a slow death. Bits and pieces emerged, like Public En­emy’s and The Psychedeli­c Furs’ – and

man­aged to snag their record­ing of Faith No More’s which took cen­tre stage on our

trib­ute disc for the mag’s 30th an­niver­sary in 2016.

Last year, Jonathan de­tailed the project’s (sort-of) res­ur­rec­tion, men­tion­ing Korn had worked on the Char­lie Daniels Band’s

When pressed on other ti­tles, he told journalist Matt Pin­field, “We’re still pick­ing [cov­ers] – it’s been a work in progress for a long time. But when­ever we get a little free time, we go ahead and do a cou­ple songs. One day it’ll see the light of day.”

We’re not hold­ing our breath, mate.

“when we get free tIme, we do a cou­ple of songs”

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