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Corey Taylor and Duff McKagan to work together

By | Published on Wednesday 17 August 2011

Corey Taylor

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor and former Guns N Roses bassist Duff McKagan are planning to work together in the future. But not as Velvet Revolver. Taylor was mooted as the possible long-awaited replacement for former vocalist Scott Weiland earlier this year, but it was not to be.

Speaking to Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus on his Fuse TV show, Taylor said: “I’m not singing with Velvet Revolver. We were doing some writing and doing some jamming and what-not, but it just seemed like there were different ideas as to what they wanted to do. And it was completely mutual; it was all good. I just love the fact that I got to hang out with people I grew up listening to”.

He continued: “Me and Duff will probably do some stuff later. Me and him, we really hit it off, and we’re really close, and we started writing songs together, and we’ve got some really good stuff. So, you never know. There might be a mystery supergroup out there – me and Duff and some other weird people – making some weird music that people are, like: ‘What?! That’s them?!’ So, yeah, maybe. We’ll see what happens”.

As previously reported, Weiland himself is the latest person to be rumoured to replace, er, Weiland.