I think the idea of having Matt Guillory's input on vocal melodies for the next DT albums is great! I just don't see the DT guys being too open about external influence on their music at this point, sadly. It's the same case as with having external producer, guests, etc.
Not saying that's bad at all, seems like they want to stay true to themselves and write albums thar are 100% DT, and I like that way of thinking. However, having some extra input here and there on certain aspects can actually benefit them a lot if done right, and Matt's work would definitely help the vocal melodies a lot.
On a side note, since we're talking about JLB's vocals in DT for the future, do you see James staying in the band untill they decide to stop or do you think he'll eventually leave to focus more on other aspects of his career and, most importantly, give his voice a well deserved break after years and years of heavy touring?
Now, please don't misunderstand what I just said, by no means I'm saying he should leave, be replaced or anything like that. I'm just curious to see what some of you think about this. Someone else posted, on the MM interview thread, I think, that he doesn't see Jordan staying with DT untill the end, mainly because of his age compared to the other guys, and I think that's likely to happen in a few years. So, could the same happen to James?