"Velvet Revolver" is a hard rock supergroup with three former members of Guns N' Roses — Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum (who also played with rock band The Cult) — plus Scott Weiland, the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, and Dave Kushner of the 80s hardcore punk band Wasted Youth.
Velvet Revolver was formed when three Guns N' Roses alumni — Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), and Matt Sorum (drums) — joined to play a benefit concert for fellow musician Randy Castillo in 2002. They subsequently decided to form a new band that would bring back the spirit of rock to the mainstream. When Izzy Stradlin declined an invitation, the band recruited guitarist Dave Kushner, who had previously played with Wasted Youth and Dave Navarro. Kushner had gone to school with Slash and had worked with McKagan in Loaded, the band he'd played with before joining Velvet Revolver. The quartet were referred to under the temporary moniker "The Project" for a short period pending the selection of a permanent name.
The quartet then set about recruiting a lead singer with VH1 filming the recruitment process. A number of lead singers auditioned, including Canadian ...
|years active||2002 – present|
|music genre||Hard rock|
|current members|| Scott Weiland|
|website||The Official Website|