Duff McKagan reports that Missionary Position vocalist Jeff Angell, the frontman for his new side project Walking Papers, had a chance to be lead singer for Velvet Revolver. The former Guns N’ Roses bassist tells Rolling Stone that Angell got a shot to try out for the supergroup before they chose former member Scott Weiland as their singer.
"I hoped at some point I would do something with Jeff; we're good bros and we share a similar path in certain aspects," he explains to the magazine. "Early on, when we were looking for singers for Velvet Revolver, I brought Jeff Angell down, about 2003. I've had a relationship with him and wanted to work with him for that long."
Walking Papers' self-titled debut album is due in stores on August 6. McKagan is previewing the release by streaming online one of the cuts, "I'll Stick Around," which features a guest appearance from Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready. You can listen to the tune now at RollingStone.com.
You'll get your chance to hear Walking Papers in action when the group hits the road as part of the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival, which kicks off on August 9 at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Other bands set to perform at the fest include Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction and Coheed and Cambria. Check out RockstarUproar.com to view the full itinerary.
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