Selasa, 19 Mei 2009

Velvet Revolver Luncurkan Album Barunya

Bagi para pengemar Slash, mantan gitaris Guns N Roses tentunya sudah tidak asing lagi. Kini gitaris dengan rambut gimbal itu akan kembali hadir bersama grup barunya Velvet Revolver dengan meluncurkan album terbaru berjudul Contraband.

Jika tidak ada aral melintang, album tersebut akan diluncurkan pada tanggal 18 Mei 2004. untuk single andalannya berjudul Slither akan lebih dulu diluncurkan pada 23 Maret 2004 mendatang.

Grup ini juga diperkuat oleh mantan personil Guns N Roses lainnya yakni Duff McKagan dan Matt Sorum. Keberadaan mereka didukung oleh personil lainnya antara lain david Kushner dan Scott Weiland (mantan vokalis Stone Temple Pilot).

Di album ini, konsep musiknya tentu saja tak jauh dari konsep musik Guns N Roses mengingat tiga mantan personil GNR berada dalam grup ini. Sebagai contohnya, single berjudul Set Me Free (soundtrack film THE HULK) yang diluncurkan beberapa waktu lalu nampak seperti musik yang dibawakan GNR.

Selain akan meluncurkan album baru, Velvet Revolver juga tengah menyusn jadwal konser keliling dunia untuk mempromosikan album terbarunya itu.

Senin, 18 Mei 2009

Velvet Revolver

Velvet Revolver

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Velvet Revolver is a Grammy Award-winning hard rock supergroup consisting of former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, alongside Dave Kushner formerly of punk band Wasted Youth. Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland was Velvet Revolver's lead singer since their formation until parting ways with the band in 2008. In 2004, the band achieved commercial success with their debut album, Contraband. Critics initially described Velvet Revolver as a mere combination of Stone Temple Pilots and Guns N' Roses, and criticized the band for a "disconnection" between Scott Weiland and the rest of the band.[1][2] With their single "Slither", they won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance.The band released Libertad in 2007, driven by the release of the single "She Builds Quick Machines", and embarked on a tour with Alice in Chains. In April 2008, Weiland parted ways with Velvet Revolver and has since reunited with Stone Temple Pilots. Velvet Revolver has been on indefinite hiatus since April and in November of 2008, the band was released by their record label RCA Records at their request to allow them "complete freedom to go through whatever process it would take to accomplish" replacing Weiland.

Band history
Velvet Revolver was formed when three former members of Guns N' Roses, Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), and Matt Sorum (drums) joined to play a bar concert for musician Randy Castillo in 2002. They subsequently decided to form a new band after recognising that their musical relationship was still very much intact. Izzy Stradlin was initially invited to be the band's rhythm guitarist, but he declined due to his unwillingness to work with a lead singer and his aversion to the life on the road[4] (although Stradlin has rehearsed & written with the band & occasionally played with them on tour). The band recruited guitarist Dave Kushner, who had previously played with Dave Navarro and Wasted Youth. Kushner had attended school with Slash and had worked with McKagan in Loaded, the band in which he played before joining Velvet Revolver. The quartet were referred to under the temporary name "The Project".
The quartet then set about auditioning a lead singer, with VH1 filming the recruitment process. The resulting documentary was aired as VH1 Inside Out: The Rise of Velvet Revolver. A number of lead singers auditioned, including Canadian Todd Kerns (formerly of Age of Electric), Josh Todd (of Buckcherry), Michael Matijevic (of Steelheart), Sebastian Bach (formerly of Skid Row), Kelly Shaefer (of Atheist/Neurotica) and Travis Meeks (of Days of the New). Myles Kennedy (of Alter Bridge and formerly of The Mayfield Four) declined an invitation to audition because he didn't like the band's lifestyle and also to focus more on other projects. Reportedly, singers Mike Patton(formerly of Faith No More) and Ian Astbury(The Cult) were also approached early in the process, but both declined the offer. Scott Weiland had become friends with McKagan (via their respective wifes) and had once played on the same bill as Kushner. Originally Weiland was wanted by the band but due to STP still touring he declined. After the band heard about STP's split in 2003, they were quick to get Weiland involved. Once he heard the material and offered his services as the lead singer, the band was formed.According to Slash's autobiography, Scott Weiland suggested the name "Black Velvet Revolver", combining something intimate with something violent, after Slash suggested Revolver. He had liked the word Revolution, which he saw in the credits of a movie. From Black Velvet Revolver, they arrived at simply "Velvet Revolver." This was done while walking to the viewing room, at Universal Studios, to see Hulk. They were considering lending a song (Set Me Free) to the soundtrack.
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