Velvet Revolver Still No Closer To Announcing Weiland Replacement

Scott WeilandLast week, the Internet was all abuzz with speculation that Velvet Revolver had finally arrived at a Scott Weiland replacement and that that man was Spacehog's Royston Langdon — despite SH's recent reunion for two shows in Los Angeles. Well, it seems Velvet Revolver haven't made any decisions yet.

Bassist Duff McKagan told Billboard.com that, while the band has played with Langdon and that "he's f---ing awesome," they don't think he's the man for the job.

"We just have to make sure it's the right guy," he told the site, adding that Weiland's acrimonious departure some months back brought the rest of VR — guitarist Slash, drummer Matt Sorum, and guitarist Dave Kushner — closer. "Karmically, we deserve the right guy. It's a tough thing, man. We make a pretty big noise."

And while the guys take their sweet time finding their next voice (McKagan said they aren't actively auditioning potential replacements), they've been busy writing new material, which Duff calls "killer." Can't wait to hear it, Duff — but something tells us Chinese Democracy will hit stores before the next VR LP does.