|According to HMV Japan, RCA Records will be releasing a special and limited edition of VELVET REVOLVER's upcoming debut album, "Contraband", in the U.S. It will contain a DVD and will be made available as a digipack. The release date is set for June 8 — same as for the regular CD version (without the accompanying DVD) — and the catalog number is listed as 82876612942. The item has been added to the database of HMV today and no further information is available on it. Click here to see the HMV listing.
As previously reported, "Contraband" (view cover here) will feature the following track listing:
01. Sucker Train Blues
02. Do it for the Kids
03. Big Machine
06. Fall to Pieces
09. Set Me Free
10. You Got No Right
12. Dirty Little Things
13. Loving the Alien (Sometimes)
VELVET REVOLVER — who've only played one show before (last year in Los Angeles) — recently shot a video for the album's first single, "Slither", with director Kevin Kerslake (NIRVANA, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, IGGY POP). Look for the "Slither" video to premiere Tuesday, April 27 at 9:00 PM Eastern/Pacific as part of MTV2's "Makes The Video".
VELVET REVOLVER will embark on a North American tour beginning on May 13 in St. Louis, Missouri.
The following is from sfgate.com:
SLASH PLANS PATERNITY BREAK FROM TOUR
Veteran rocker Slash is taking a break from his first tour with Velvet Revolver this summer, to prepare for the birth of his son.
The tour, which kicks off next month, will press on without Slash in July, when his second son with wife Maria is due to arrive.
He says, "I'm the kind of guy who would wait to find out the sex, but if she knows, I know."
And the former Guns N' Roses member plans to take his new offspring out on the road with him as soon as he can.
He adds, "We went out with the year-and-a-half old -- the wife and the nanny and the baby, and it was fine, much better than to sequester them at home.
"My parents were in the music business. My mom was always doing clothes for entertainers, and my dad is a total troubadour kind of guy, so we were always at shows. I thought it was a great, bohemian way to be raised. That's why I'm still in the music business now and not crazy."