Though totally unlikely and highly illogical, I would love to see Days of the New singer Travis Meeks audition for VR. He's an excellent singer and he performs great live. Plus, I'd feel like he'd make more hits with the stylings of Velvet Revolver than with any other of his rock outfits. However, since he's a crack head he's not very dependable. Haha. Nothing against him of course, Rock on Days of the New!
I also wouldn't mind Royston Langdon of Spacehog. He's such an underrated singer and I'd love for him to be back on top of the music world and prove he isn't just some 1995 one hit wonder. He's reportedly auditioned already, but I really wish they would've released some cool demo tracks with him or something. He's such an awesome singer and once again, I feel like he'd do better with Velvet Revolver than he would by himself or with Spacehog.
Regardless of who they get, if they get anyone, I'll look into the new VR because even without Scott Weiland, I'm a fan of VR as a band too.
Travis Meeks DID audition for VR before Scott, and if it didn't work then, i don't see it happening now I for one am still eagerly waiting for a follow-up Days Of The New album, the guy's way too awesome! You can just see the vision he had for the sound he wanted post-yellow album, he just took things up an epic level, just sad he's hit a road-block coz of the drugs... Same goes for the original line-up dat made Yellow and first two albums for Tantric, wish the guys were still making the great music they made on Tantric ....
I never really rule anything out. It's been a long time since the original VR auditions, people change, opinions change. Vocally, both Travis Meeks and Royston Langdon are up to snuff for Velvet Revolver. Creatively speaking, not so much. Scott Weiland is a hardcore writer, capable of making hits and hooks that you'll remember for the rest of your life. The chances of VR getting someone else and actually being more successful or even AS successful as they were with Scott is highly doubtful. They'll wind up disbanding before long. Once again, I'm not ruling anything out. Slash isn't as gun-ho on finding a new singer for VR as he used to be anyway from what I've read. He's got big plans for his solo band w/ Myles Kennedy on vocals. They're doing a full length studio album together too if you didn't know. So, I don't know really. Just seems like Velvet Revolver isn't his number one priority, truth is, I don't blame him. As much as I'd like to think a new VR could be just epic and awesome, I wind up going back to the fact that it isn't Scott Weiland.
At this point to me, it seems like he'd be doing himself and VR a favor if he released a bunch of remastered Velvet Revolver auditions, demos, and outtakes from all the singers who auditioned to be the singer/new singer of Velvet Revolver in like a box set packaged with "Contraband" and "Libertad", get some profit, and just put the project to the side for a while and maybe try and look for a new singer to take over every once and a while. With permission from the singers of course, VR demos featuring Lenny Kravitz, Corey Taylor, Royston Langdon, Ian Astbury, Travis Meeks, Josh Todd, Sebastian Bach, Mike Patton, Myles Kennedy, and Chester Bennington, could all be in our hands. I don't know. Whatever Slash wants to do I guess. Regardless, I really want some of those demos haha.