It’s kind of like the Summer Olympics, only it comes around about every six years instead of four: It’s the Velvet Revolver frontman decathlon, and the hits keep coming.
Who’s disqualified: Former Spacehog singer Royston Langdon was scratched from the competition last week, when VR bassist Duff McKagan told Billboard.com that the diminutive glam revivalist was not the band’s gold-medal pick.
Who’s on deck: Lenny Kravitz. According to the borderline reliable British tabloid The Sun, Kravitz has reportedly been “spotted” in the studio with the band. An unnamed source reportedly told the Sun, “Velvet Revolver’s new album will draw heavily on their messy split with Scott. The band wanted a big name who could easily hold his own and reckon Lenny is just the man for the job.”
This probably isn’t the last word in the competition. So here’s a tentative list of our favorites, if we were betting folk:
Gaahl (Gorgoroth): odds 1,000 to 1
Lenny Kravitz: 500 to 1
Ronnie James Dio (Dio, ex-Black Sabbath): 100 to 1
Otep Shamaya (Otep leader): 40 to 1
Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit): 20 to 1
Corey Glover (ex-Living Colour): 5 to 1
Stay tuned next week for another installment of “Who’s Fronting Velvet Revolver Now?”