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April 29th, 2004
VELVET REVOLVER: 'Slither' Video Premiere Postponed + SCOTT WEILAND Threatens Magazine Writer Over CD Review + GN'R mention on MTV.com
The world premiere of VELVET REVOLVER's "Slither" video has been rescheduled from its originally announced April 29 air date, according to a posting on the group's official web site. The clip and the accompanying MTV2 show "Velvet Revolver Makes A Video" will be shown at an as-yet-undisclosed later date.

As previously reported, the "Slither" clip, which was directed by Kevin Kerslake (NIRVANA, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SONIC YOUTH), follows club kids as they chase through underground tunnels in search of the rock band. The catacomb scenes were shot last month in the Czech Republic, while the performance scenes were filmed in Los Angeles in early April.

VELVET REVOLVER will embark on a North American tour beginning on May 13 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Seems like the "Slither" video has been shown on MTV2 in USA, but the "Making Of" hasn't.

VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland has slammed Maxim magazine writer Jon Caramanica over his review of the group's debut album, "Contraband", stating among other things that Caramanica "knows about as much about me and my legal situation as he does about our music." Read on for Caramanica's brief review of the CD and Weiland's venomous reply, as posted on VELVET REVOLVER's official web site, VelvetRevolver.com:

Jon Caramanica for Maxim magazine, May 2004:

"Say you're the guns behind GUNS N' ROSES and you need a frontman to replace eyebrowless loony tune Axl Rose. Where to turn? Obviously trolling rehab centers and bus stations, Slash and the guys found their man: former STONE TEMPLE PILOT and career fuckup Scott Weiland! What could go wrong? Ignoring the offstage drama and giving 'Contraband' a listen, we have to say ... not a damned thing. Although Rose was all maniac energy and Weiland is more boozy charm, 'Contraband' sounds like these guys have been mainlining 'Appetite for Destruction'. At first Weiland clearly struggles to keep up ('Sucker Train Blues'), but he finds his groove over the brash guitars and brawny drums. On 'Dirty Little Thing', he knowingly sings, 'Get away from the man who's stealing your life/Get away from the drugs you're taking.' He sounds like a man ready to slow down, yet he's as reinvigorated as his new mates. Welcome back to the jungle, guys."


From Scott Weiland to Jon Caramanica:

"In his review of our album 'Contraband', Jon Caramanica of MAXIM knows about as much about me and my legal situation as he does about our music. The article mentions my legal status which states that I will be eligible for release from rehab in July. Sorry to break your heart and take the wind from your sails but I was sprung from rehab on the 22nd of April. Now Jon, Jon, Jon come on now my 'boozy' charm? Unless you were born yesterday you would know I was a dope fiend, not a boozer. Let's just get down to it Jon, this album sounds nothing like 'Appetite' and you know nothing about me, so if you're gonna make a record 'Album of the Month' then stop the punk-ass back-handed comments!

"Let's meet up face-to-face and see just how 'boozy' I am in person when I get 'manic' on your ass motherfucker!"

There's a small GN'R mention in an MTV News article about Nelly releasing two albums on the same day:

"Nelly To Pull A Guns N' Roses This Summer, With Mase In Tow


While Nelly's game plan is relatively new for hip-hop, rock artists have trodden this path before. Most notably, Guns N' Roses released Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II simultaneously in 1991, and a year later Bruce Springsteen put out the albums Lucky Town and Human Touch on the same day."

Source(s): http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/ , http://www.mtv.com  
Thanks to: MeanBone, slashnbuckethead, Jizzo, liquidvirus, Matt 
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