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Velvet Revolver

Velvet Revolver began with a spring 2002 jam session that reunited ex-Guns N' Roses bandmates Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), and Matt Sorum (drums) on-stage. With the discovery that their chemistry was still going strong, the trio began pushing around some new music and auditioning singers for what became known as "the Project." Early entries included ex-Buckcherry shouter Josh Todd and Neurotica's Kelly Shaefer; both became acquainted with the cutting room floor. By early 2003, the existence of "the Project" -- and its quest for a singer -- was common knowledge, so much so that VH1 sent cameras to document the search. Dave Kushner (Wasted Youth, Dave Navarro) also joined up as second guitarist. Troubled STP-er Scott Weiland came on board next. He and the band clicked immediately and recorded a hyper piece of glitter metal for the Hulk soundtrack called "Set Me Free." By June, "the Project" had been renamed Velvet Revolver, and Weiland was officially made its lead singer, though possession charges stemming from a May bust were still outstanding. The band signed a deal with RCA and spent the rest of 2003 fitting in gigs and recording sessions around Weiland's court-ordered rehab. RCA next announced an April 2004 release for Contraband, Velvet Revolver's full-length debut; the date was then pushed to May, and finally to June. That spring, Weiland labored through court dates and recovery as Slash and Duff did advance press for Contraband, and fan anticipation for the album grew. VR also released the single "Slither," a rabid, ambitious rocker guided by Slash's signature guitar sound. The single sidled steadily up the active rock charts, and when Contraband finally dropped, it was to general appreciation for its mix of STP and GNR signatures and its surprising turn toward hedonistic maturity. Velvet Revolver's sophomore effort, Libertad, followed in 2007. ~ Johnny Loftus
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Stations Featuring
Velvet Revolver

    '00s Alternative

    '00s Alternative
    2 songs

    Xtreme Alt Rock

    Xtreme Alt Rock
    1 song

    Hard Rock

    Hard Rock
    1 song

Albums by
Velvet Revolver

Top Songs by
Velvet Revolver

  1.   Song
  2.   Slither
  3.   Fall to Pieces
  4.   She Builds Quick Machines
  5.   Dirty Little Thing
  6.   Money
  7.   Set Me Free
  8.   American Man
  9.   Come On, Come In
  10.   Surrender
  11.   Tierra Roja, Sangre Roja
  12.   You Got No Right
  13.   Gravedancer
  14.   Can't Get You out of My Head
  15.   The Last Fight
  16.   Big Machine
  17.   Superhuman
  18.   Spectacle
  19.   Sucker Train Blues
  20.   Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
  21.   Spay
  22.   Negative Creep
  23.   Do It for the Kids
  24.   Best of Both Worlds
  25.   Used To Love Her
  26.   Sex Type Thing
  27.   It's So Easy
  28.   Illegal I
  29.   Crackerman
  30.   Making of Libertad
  31.   [Video]
  32.   Gas & A Dollar Laugh
  33.   Just Sixteen
  34.   Mary Mary
  35.   Let It Roll
  36.   She Mine
  37.   Get Out The Door
  38.   Illegal i Song
  39.   Headspace
  40.   Loving the Alien
  41.   Bodies
  42.   No More, No More
  43.   Psycho Killer
  44.   For a Brother
  45.   Can't Get It Out Of My Head
  46.   Pills, Demons & Etc.
  47.   Re-Evolution: Making of Libertad
  48.   Introduction featuring Amanda Thompson
  49.   Origins featuring Amanda Thompson
  50.   Rock Infamy featuring Amanda Thompson
  51.   Break and Rejuvenate featuring Amanda Thompson
  52.   Singer Required, Apply Within featuring Amanda Thompson
  53.   Shooting from the Hip featuring Amanda Thompson
  54.   A Sight to Behold featuring Amanda Thompson
  55.   Uppers and Uppers featuring Amanda Thompson
  56.   Shooting Up featuring Amanda Thompson
  57.   Here to Stay featuring Amanda Thompson

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