Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash said that the Velvet Revolver supergroup – which was active from 2002 to 2008 featuring him, Scott Weiland, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Dave Kushner – was “no fun,” telling Rolling Stone when asked about Weiland’s death:
“As crazed as that whole period was, I was still shocked to hear about Scott. But yeah, Velvet Revolver was no fun. I have nothing positive to say about that experience except that we did write some cool stuff.”
During the rest of the conversation, Slash said that Myles Kennedy was actually suggested as a potential singer for Velvet Revolver before the band even started working with Weiland. He explained:
“Turned out that when I was in Velvet Revolver, Matt Sorum had suggested him [Myles] at one point to audition, before we started working with Scott.
“But Myles never showed up. He got cold feet or something at the last minute and nothing ever came out of that.”