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Back in July, we reported that Spacehog’s Royston Langdon was in the running to fill the Velvet Revolver frontman spot vacated by Scott Weiland, but guitarist Slash tells EW.com that while he, bassist Duff McKagan, guitarist Dave Kushner, and drummer Matt Sorum “did click” with Langdon, “he’s not necessarily the right guy for this particular band.” Speaking prior to an appearance at the Northridge Guitar Center in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, where Slash was promoting a limited edition line of Gibson guitars as well as the recently released book Reckless Road: Guns N’ Roses & The Making Of Appetite For Destruction (written by his childhood friend Marc Canter),the legendary guitarist spelled it out: “I think Royston’s fantastic, but he’s more in the Scott Weiland range, which is great for that, but what we want to do is something aggressive and very hard rock. Basically, what we originally planned to do the first time around that was sort of molded differently when Scott came into it.” The informal audition process, he adds, “is still ongoing. Now that we have the choice, we’re gonna make sure we get the right guy.”

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