|Billboard.com has reviewed Velvet Revolver's "Slither":
Charismatic but troubled singer? Check. A band named after a firearm? Check. Slash? Check again. Welcome to the world of Velvet Revolver. The pairing of three core members of GN'R (Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum) with former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland makes good sense from a rock standpoint. "Slither" isn't trailblazing, but it is comfort food for rock radio. The sound is more mid- to late-era STP than GN'R, yet Slash offers a blistering guitar solo that re-affirms why his former band remains popular. While neither act has been defunct long enough for their sounds to be considered retro, "Slither" will have an undeniable appeal to any fan of meat-and-potatoes rock'n'roll from members of two bands that helped define it. With an album due shortly, as well as a sold-out tour, Velvet Revolver will surely be kept top of mind.—BT
From the latest People magazine:
Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash (real name: Saul Hudson), 38, and his wife, Perla Hudson, 31, an ex-model, are expecting their second baby, a boy, in July. They plan to name him Cash Anthony. Their son London is 2. Slash now plays with the band Velvet Revolver.