January 13, 2012 22:16

Velvet Revolver cover Pink Floyd at reunion show

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

Velvet Revolver cover Pink Floyd at reunion show

Photo: Phil Wallis/NME

Velvet Revolver reunited in Los Angeles on Thursday night (Jan 12) for a one-off set.

Among the four-song performance, the band's first since singer Scott Weiland left in 2008, was a cover of Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here'.

The event, titled 'Love You Madly', was organised by Velvet Revolver guitarist Dave Kushner in honour of composer and music supervisor John O'Brien. The film composer, who worked on 'Iron Man' and 'Pineapple Express' among other film soundtracks, was found dead in a Chicago hotel room last August. He was 45.

Held at West Hollywood's House of Blues, proceeds went to O'Brien's widow. In the rough fan video, which you can see below, Weiland can be seen singing along, backed by Kushner, Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum.

The band also performed original songs 'Sucker Train Blues,' 'She Builds Quick Machines' and 'Slither.'

Velvet Revolver have been looking to recruit a new singer ever since Weiland's departure four years ago, although his appearance with the rest of the line-up has sparked rumours he will rejoin the band. They had no comment to make on their future, however.

Elsewhere on the bill, Maroon 5, Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello and Sheryl Crow performed, the latter joined by Stephen Stills for a rendition of Buffalo Springfield's 'For What It's Worth.'

Watch the video of Velvet Revolver performing 'Wish You Were' below.


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