The members of rock supergroup Velvet Revolver have inched closer to finding a replacement for Scott Weiland after Slash and Duff McKagan were left impressed by a potential frontman at a recent charity show.
The two stars and their former Guns N' Roses bandmate Matt Sorum recently jammed with the unnamed singer during a trip to New York and now bassist McKagan is keen to work with him again.
He says, "There was a singer there we might write some songs with."
Rock website Blabbermouth.net reports the mystery man is Ours frontman Jimmy Gnecco, who performed three tracks with McKagan and Slash at the recent Road Recovery benefit.
Weiland was fired as Velvet Revolver's frontman in April, 2008, and the band has been largely inactive ever since.
British rocker Royston Langdon, Donovan Leitch, Slipknot's Corey Taylor and Myles Kennedy have all reportedly auditioned for the group.
McKagan tells the OC Weekly magazine that the search for a singer is no longer his priority.
He explains, "None of us have really tried (to find anyone) in the last few years. We've all been busy with other things. I think once that whole thing went down with Scott, we thought we'd find a guy right away. Once a few months went by, it was like, 'Oh f**k.'
"We didn't give up on the band but you can't force a singer into a situation. It's got to just kind of happen. So playing a few weeks ago with that singer, it seemed really natural. So we'll see."