Guns N’ Roses Emotionally Honor Scott Weiland With Velvet Revolver Performance

Photo credit: Rocco Guarino

Photo credit: Rocco Guarino

Guns N’ Roses debuted their cover of Velvet Revolver’s “Slither” live in Berlin on Sunday. We reported yesterday that GNR were filmed rehearsing the song, two years after it originally appeared as a setlist alternate. Slash and Duff McKagan played with Scott Weiland in Velvet Revolver, so the performance is a fitting tribute to their fallen bandmate. Guns N’ Roses performed “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden in 2017 to honor Chris Cornell. Soundgarden toured with Guns N’ Roses in the early 90’s.

While rumors in the past have stated that Velvet Revolver recorded ten songs with Slipknot and Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor, Dave Kushner revealed in a new Fueled By Death interview that the band recorded eight songs with Taylor.

“We were getting more and more resentful, and he was getting more and more segregated, and it just fucking you know, it just built up and built up and we’re just like, ‘Dude, you can’t, you know.’ There’s a lot to it. There’s money issues and then it’s like someone renting a limo in fucking … It’s like stupid shit.

Like, ‘We’re going to go to New York, I’m going to rent a limo and drive around in New York and then I’m going to charge the band for it.’ And the band was very aware, so we’re like, ‘No dude, you can’t fucking charge us. That’s your money, I’m not paying for that.’

And that kind of shit too. [He kept] staying in [different] hotels and it just got really hard, then it got really frustrating, and just the four of us were on one bus and he was on another bus. And we just started talking and just being like, ‘Dude, we can’t do this. This is too fucking hard.’

To be honest with you, we fired him, and that was it. We fired him, we thought we could replace him. And obviously, we couldn’t. We could never find anyone that was on that level or someone that was equally as awesome in a different way that we were like, ‘This is the new guy.’ We looked, when we tried for like a year and a half.

Dude, we tried, we worked with fucking … we recorded like eight songs with Corey Taylor.”

Listen to the full interview below.