VELVET REVOLVER's DAVE KUSHNER Interviewed In Las Vegas; Video Available

During the hiatus of VELVET REVOLVER, guitarist Dave Kushner was asked to fill in on guitar for the "Monster Circus" show in Las Vegas while Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS) was off doing a GRAND FUNK RAILROAD gig. Gus Griesinger from talked to Kushner about his participation in the show and VELVET REVOLVER's current status following the departure of singer Scott Weiland. Watch the chat in three parts below.

VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan recently told that the band does not yet have a new lead singer. However, turns out all those recent reports that the group was close to naming their guy also were true. "We thought we landed on the singer. We all did," McKagan said. "We played with him and we said, 'OK, we got our guy. He’s great.'"

McKagan told the group simply had second thoughts. "Maybe if we would've got there and had gigs booked right then and there it would've been a different story," McKagan said. "But we didn't have gigs booked. We were given too much time and we were able to go, 'Ah, fuck, I don't like that about the guy.'"

In recounting the final days with former lead singer Scott Weiland, McKagan, carefully not placing blame on Weiland, admitted the band is a little gun shy right now. "When things got rough last year with Scott there was, not directly from Scott, such bullshit and drama surrounding the band," McKagan said. "I started really getting beat down." Asked if that is affecting the search, he admitted, "It certainly is."

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