SHOOTER JENNINGS Claims He Was Offered VELVET REVOLVER Job Twice

Country rock star Shooter Jennings has told Classic Rock magazine that he was offered the job of singer with VELVET REVOLVER — but turned the band down TWICE!

Shooter, the son of country legend Waylon Jennings, was one of the men Classic Rock tipped as potential VR singers back in April last year.

At that time bassist Duff McKagan admitted that Jennings could make a good replacement. "Shooter's great, actually," Duff said. "That's a good idea. He does a southern rock thing, but his old band was straight-up kinda rock. He's a talented guy, man, he's pretty awesome. He would be good."

In a new interview with Classic Rock, Jennings confirms that he was asked — but turned the band down. And not just once.

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"They've asked me twice, dude," Jennings told Classic Rock's Henry Yates. "I've done a couple of shows with those guys, and they asked me a couple of years ago and they asked me again last year to be the singer. And it pained my heart not to say yes, because those guys are the best players in the world. They're literally one of the best bands I've ever heard and to be able to sing with them has been amazing. But I had a talk with them about it, and I would absolutely still, to this day, get in a room and jam with them, but first of all, I knew I was gonna be doing another record and that what I wanted to do was really special to me, and I didn't feel I could stifle that. I didn't feel like my next step should to be to go from feeling like my back was broken by Nashville to stepping into the shoes of Scott Weiland and singing that stuff. I kinda said, 'If you wanna get together and do some stuff, that'd be fine, but I don't know about me going out and singing those songs, and being the replacement for Scott Weiland, after Axl."

Read more from Classic Rock magazine.

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