Velvet Revolver

 It began April 29, 2002, when at a concert dedicated to Ozzy Osbourne drummer Randy Castillo, brought together former " Hansa" - Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum. Their speeches, statements like "Buck N`Roses",accompanied by former vocalist "Buckcherry" Josh Todd.

Originally planned as a one-time event, but the public musicians had a warm welcome, and they decided to continue the joint jams. The only odd man turned out to Todd, and in July, " Hansa" refused his services. In September there was an announcement in the newspapers : " Unknown command looks for singer - composer in the spirit of early Alice Cooper or Steve Tyler weighted version of Lennon - McCartney is also nice. ".

Then I listen to Slash gave their records to the leader "Stone temple pilots" Scott Weiland, but the question of accession of the singer in the new draft was not yet.Velvet revolverDalshe started listening to the candidates, among them Johann Sebastian Bach, Kelly Schafer, Travis Meeks, Beth Hart, Todd Kerns, Shawn Elbro and others. Also invited to the role of frontman Mike Patton from "Faith no more", but he refused

. All this fresh-water sponge lasted until April of 2003,Scott Weiland is not agreed to dilute " ganzovuyu " company. pinkfloydovskoy cover of "Money" for the film "The Italian job" was recorded with him. Collaboration all arranged, and after "Money", the band recorded their own "Set me free" song for the soundtrack to "The Hulk". May 12 was officially announced the entry into a group Weiland ,and hitherto unnamed project acquired the working title of "Reloaded".

No sooner had Scott to join the team as he had a scandal on charges of drug possession. However, the matter was hushed up, and has 19 June group, now renamed "Velvet revolver", gave its first concert.

Velvet revolverEto short presentation was held in Loserror status: 400although this place is also claimed by Bob Ezrin and Douglas Green. Sessions came to an end, and "Velvet revolver" began to prepare for the upcoming tour in December 2003. The release was preceded by the single "Slither", quite quickly get in the charts to the first line. "Contraband" is the disc itself debuted at the top of the "Billboard", and already in the first week of sales sold over 256,000 copies. Over the next week the realization of the album crossed the half-million mark, and soon, " Contraband " has become a " platinum ". Meanwhile, the "Velvet revolver" sold out to conquer America, and in August reached and Europe.

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