|MuchMusic recently caught up with VELVET REVOLVER and asked the group, with their previous successful bands, how this project compares. Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash responded, "What we're doing right now, from the second that it started and now that we're finally touring and getting onstage, I can't compare it to anything. Even in my old days when GUNS was still cool, which was a great time in my life — which anyone would give their left/right limb, or even their dick, [or] whatever for. And the people — even Duff who I've known forever, it's like a new relationship. It's very explosive and fulfilling. It's like twenty thousand orgasms rolled into one." Former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland added, "Music is like the soundtrack, the energy of life, for musicians anyway. I think that music is the soundtrack for human beings. I believe in my heart that rock 'n' roll, for people like us, is the energy that fuels us. It's a volatile mix that creates a chemical reaction and that just inspires me to do anything." Check out a transcript here.
VELVET REVOLVER's debut album, "Contraband", is due on June 8 through RCA Records.
Velvet Revolver mentions:
Velvet Revolver Boston review (Boston.com).
From Ross Halfin's web site:
Found some Guns n' Roses today. Nice pictures of Slash. Funnily enough Jimmy Page told me he'd heard the new Velvet Revolver cd yesterday, said it was really good and had some great riffs on it.
Got the new issue of Precious and The Velvet Revolver cd this morning.
Been playing The Velvet Revolver cd all morning. It's great.
Axl was mentioned in a review of a (International) Noise Conspiracy show in Swedish newspaper Expressen (in Swedish).
The Axl mention says "Dennis Lyxzén even dances a bit like Axl Rose."
GN'R are featured in VH1's The Greatest: 100 Most Metal Moments. If you don't want to wait for the show, you can see the list here.
This is from Q magazine's June 2004 issue:
The Chinese Democracy Tour 2030
Playing hits from the long-awaited new album
August 1 Newport Pagnell
August 2 Nuneaton Labour Club
August 3 All Saints Primary School, Newton-Le-Willows
August 4 Bluewater Shopping Centre
Who needs Slash? Or anyone else, for that matter?