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Velvet Revolver News

Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland: 'I'm open to a Velvet Revolver reunion'

Frontman also claims the band are already eyeing up new projects

  • Nov 22, 2012

Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum lays into Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong on Twitter

Former Guns N' Roses sticksman takes potshot at 'corporate rock' rival

  • Sep 27, 2012

Slash on Velvet Revolver reunion: 'Scott Weiland is out of his mind'

Guitarist hits back at singer's claims that he is set to re-join the band after being kicked out in 2008

  • May 15, 2012

Velvet Revolver cover Pink Floyd at reunion show

Scott Weiland and co performed 'Wish You Were Here' in one-off four-song set

  • Jan 13, 2012

Velvet Revolver announce plans to reunite for one-off LA benefit concert

Original line up to play reunion gig next week for late friend John O'Brien

  • Jan 6, 2012

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Velvet Revolver Music Videos

Slither Play Video

Slither

Velvet Revolver official music video for the track Slither

Fall To Pieces Play Video

Fall To Pieces

Velvet Revolver official music video for the track Fall To Pieces

Let It Roll Play Video

Let It Roll

Velvet Revolver official music video for the track Let It Roll

Get Out The Door Play Video

Get Out The Door

Watch the official Get Out The Door video by Velvet Revolver in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

The Last Fight Play Video

The Last Fight

Watch the official The Last Fight video by Velvet Revolver in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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Velvet Revolver Biography

Velvet Revolver is an American hard rock supergroup consisting of former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum, alongside Dave Kushner formerly of punk band Wasted Youth and Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland who left the band in 2008. In 2004, the band achieved commercial success with their debut album, Contraband. Despite positive reviews, some critics initially described Velvet Revolver as a mere combination of Stone Temple Pilots and Guns N' Roses, criticizing them for a "disconnection" between Scott Weiland and the rest of the band. With their single "Slither", they won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance.

The band released Libertad in 2007, driven by the release of the single "She Builds Quick Machines", and embarked on a tour with Alice in Chains. In April 2008, Weiland left Velvet Revolver and reunited with Stone Temple Pilots. Velvet Revolver was put on indefinite hiatus in April 2008, and in November of that year, the band was released by their record label RCA Records at their request to allow them "complete freedom to go through whatever process it would take to accomplish" replacing Weiland.

The release of Slash's self-titled debut solo album and Duff McKagan's addition to the Jane's Addiction lineup seemed to put the future of the band in doubt. However, McKagan left Jane's Addiction a few months after joining. Velvet Revolver then wrote new songs and briefly auditioned singers before once again resuming their hiatus, although reunited with Scott Weiland for a one-off reunion show on January 12, 2012 at a benefit concert.

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