|Launch Radio Networks is reporting that the success of "Fall To Pieces" has pleased all five members of VELVET REVOLVER. But the happiest may be guitarist Slash, who said he started writing the music for the song well before the band ever started. "When I first wrote it, it was before VELVET REVOLVER was even, I had no idea that that was around the corner," he told Launch. "I wrote it on my acoustic (guitar), and it seemed like it had some cool emotional content at the time, but it was one of those things where I, I thought, 'Eh, maybe, whatever,' you know? And so now that it is a single — and I, I've actually heard it on Top 40 radio — it's pretty funny, you know, just thinking about how that song came together."
VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland wrote the lyrics for "Fall To Pieces" while he was going through drug rehabilitation.
VELVET REVOLVER will release an expanded edition of their debut album, "Contraband", on Tuesday (Nov. 23) that features a bonus CD with three covers songs.
KnuckleBonz, Inc. announced today their plans to create a Slash sculpture for the limited edition collectible figure series.
The Guitar Hero series is focused on capturing the image of legendary musical icons of both past and present in detailed limited edition sculptures. The Slash figure will be created using a skilled team of artists to sculpt his likeness and be cast in a poly-resin. The production will be hand-painted in fine detail. All figures in the Guitar Hero series are limited editions. Slash's figure will be very exclusive with only 3,000 pieces being created. Each sculpture will be hand numbered and include a wooden display base.
"Slash is one of today's reigning guitar heroes," states Tony Simerman, President and Creative Director of KnuckleBonz, Inc. "He is a true and timeless musician and his talent and tone that first impressed fans in the '80s continues to win new rock fans today. His riffs on the recently released VELVET REVOLVER 'Contraband' are some of his best ever. It's a big honor for us to add Slash to the Guitar Hero sculpture series," says Simerman.
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