Scott Weiland is out of the picture, and Sebastian Bach has respectfully bowed out, due to his BFF status with Axl Rose. So Velvet Revolver have dug deep into the 1990s alt-rock well and reportedly started rehearsing with diminutive Spacehog singer (and Liv Tyler’s estranged husband) Royston Langdon. The “In the Meantime” vocalist, whose powerhouse operatic glam pipes landed him some David Bowie comparisons back in the day, is high on VR’s list after a few good rehearsals, according to Entertainment Weekly.
“They all got along great,” an anonymous insider told the magazine of recent jam sessions in Los Angeles. “It was really a refreshing change for the band.” While the band’s management wouldn’t comment other than to say they’re still auditioning singers, another unnamed source — this time at VR’s label, RCA — confirmed that Langdon is “definitely in the mix.”
The EW report comes just a week after Spacehog drummer Jonny Cragg posted news of the band’s reunion on the MySpace page of Arckid, another group he plays in with Langdon. Spacehog played a show at L.A.’s Viper Room on Monday, but future plans have yet to be announced.
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