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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. In December 2015, Weiland was found dead in Bloomington, Minnesota, while on tour with his then-band, the Wildabouts. ~ 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.   Loving the Alien
  6.   Surrender
  7.   Dirty Little Thing
  8.   Money
  9.   Set Me Free
  10.   American Man
  11.   The Last Fight
  12.   Come On, Come In
  13.   [Video]
  14.   Negative Creep
  15.   Re-Evolution
  16.   Tierra Roja, Sangre Roja
  17.   Can't Get It Out Of My Head
  18.   Gravedancer
  19.   Big Machine
  20.   Re-Evolution: Making of Libertad
  21.   Sucker Train Blues
  22.   Illegal I
  23.   Crackerman
  24.   Gas & A Dollar Laugh
  25.   Just Sixteen
  26.   Let It Roll
  27.   She Mine
  28.   Get Out The Door
  29.   Do It for the Kids
  30.   Illegal i Song
  31.   Spectacle
  32.   Headspace
  33.   Superhuman
  34.   You Got No Right
  35.   Bodies
  36.   No More, No More
  37.   Psycho Killer
  38.   Spay
  39.   For a Brother
  40.   Making of Libertad
  41.   Mary Mary
  42.   Best of Both Worlds
  43.   Used To Love Her
  44.   Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
  45.   Pills, Demons & Etc.
  46.   Sex Type Thing
  47.   Can't Get You out of My Head
  48.   It's So Easy
  49.   Introduction featuring Amanda Thompson
  50.   Origins featuring Amanda Thompson
  51.   Rock Infamy featuring Amanda Thompson
  52.   Break and Rejuvenate featuring Amanda Thompson
  53.   Singer Required, Apply Within featuring Amanda Thompson
  54.   Shooting from the Hip featuring Amanda Thompson
  55.   A Sight to Behold featuring Amanda Thompson
  56.   Uppers and Uppers featuring Amanda Thompson
  57.   Shooting Up featuring Amanda Thompson
  58.   Here to Stay featuring Amanda Thompson

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