Velvet Revolver Dropped By Label?

Melissa Goldstein

It's been a rough year for Velvet Revolver: After a bout of band in-fighting, singer Scott Weiland was ousted last April; Axl Rose is offering his former chums a gigantic "touché!" with the release of Chinese Democracy; and now it seems the band has been dropped by their label, RCA Records. [Via

The band -- Guns N' Roses alums Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum, plus guitarist Dave Kushner -- has been searching for a new frontman since Weiland's departure. On parting ways with the band, Weiland recently told, "Velvet Revolver fell apart because there were too many big egos in the band -- and I'm including myself. It wasn't necessarily about bad egos, just big egos, and unfortunately, it just mistakenly kind of eroded."

The names of potential fill-ins for Weiland have included ex-Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach, former MTV VJ Steve Isaacs, and ex-Spacehog vocalist Royston Langdon, though no one has officially been hired for the job. But if the reports are true, it looks like Velvet Revolver will be the latest to join the recent wave of lay-offs.

An RCA spokesperson was unavailable for comment at press time.

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