Video footage of legendary guitarist Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES) detailing VELVET REVOLVER's hit "Slither" during Ernie Ball's private masterclass with Slash and 20 golden-pick winners in the vintage room at Guitar Center in Hollywood, California can be viewed below.
Slash said in a recent interview with Backstage Axxess that VELVET REVOLVER has tried out a few new singers as possible replacements for departed frontman Scott Weiland but has yet to find the right guy. Slash revealed in the interview, "We had a couple of guys in the week before last. We have some more guys coming in next week or the week after . . . For the most part, there have been some really good singers. (But) trying to find the right guy for this thing is a lot more complicated than one would probably think. So we will keep on toiling away until we hit that magic and when that happens then everything will start rolling."
VELVET REVOLVER has been without a vocalist and on hiatus since dismissing Weiland in April 2008, although there have been rumored candidates to take the job from time to time.
Slash recently finished a tour in support of his debut solo album and will work with VELVET REVOLVER for the rest of this year, before heading out on the road again in January with OZZY OSBOURNE.
VELVET REVOLVER released its first concert DVD on November 16, titled "Live In Houston". The 12-song, 78-minute disc was filmed in 2005 while the band was touring behind its 2004 debut album, "Contraband". In addition to tunes from that record, the DVD also includes songs from its members' other bands, GUNS N' ROSES and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, along with interviews with all five band members at the time.