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Velvet Revolver

Velvet Revolver

United States · Group · 2002–2008
Velvet Revolver was an American hard rock supergroup consisting of former Guns N' Roses members Slash (lead guitar), Duff McKagan (bass, backing vocals), and Matt Sorum (drums, backing vocals), alongside Dave Kushner (rhythm guitar) formerly of punk band Wasted Youth. Original vocalist Scott Weiland formerly of Stone Temple Pilots 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. Then, in November of the same 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. Read more »

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Videos

Velvet Revolver - MSN Control Room promo

Discography

Libertad
2007 Official Album
Contraband
2004 Official Album
Melody and the Tyranny
2007 Official EP
She Builds Quick Machines
2007 Official Single
The Last Fight
2007 Official Single
Fall to Pieces
2004 Official Single
Slither
2004 Official Single
Bonus Material
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Members

Former members

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