Originally Posted by Driving Wheel
yeah, Izzy said one of the biggest reasons he left was because he didn't like the way the band's music had changed.
His sobriety and Axl's erratic behavior were the other main contributing factors.
Poor Izzy; he's so scarred from LSD (lead singer dysfunction) that when VR was forming, it was him, Duff, Slash, and Matt, and Izzy was down...as long as they didn't get a ****ing lead singer.
Izzy just wanted to tour clubs with him and Duff singing...
maybe they could still get that together.
WAY more likely than the original Guns ever getting back together.
I knew a bunch of guys that auditioned for Velvet Revolver, from Mike Matejevic from Steelheart and the Mark Wahlberg movie, to Keith Nelson and Josh Todd (Keith actually has some writing credits on the first album) and many more.
Slash didn't like any of them because he wanted to move forward and sound modern. He didn't want to sound "80's" in any way. So they hired Weiland.