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Velvet Revolver Dropped From RCA/Sony BMG Records

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BLABBERMOUTH.NET has received word from a reliable source that RCA Records (a Sony BMG label) has dropped VELVET REVOLVER, the band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum.

VELVET REVOLVER released two full-length albums through RCA/Sony BMG — 2004's "Contraband," which has sold 1.98 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan; and its follow-up, "Libertad," which has shifted 301,000 units in the U.S. since its July 2007 release.

VELVET REVOLVER has been looking for a new frontman since dismissing Scott Weiland back in April. Rumored candidates have included ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach, former MTV VJ Steve Isaacs (THE PANIC CHANNEL) and ex-SPACEHOG vocalist Royston Langdon, who apparently had several successful rehearsal sessions with the band.

Weiland reunited with his previous act, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, and has spent the last few months on the road with them.

In a recent interview with MTV.com, Weiland said about the split with his previous band, "VELVET REVOLVER fell apart because there were too many big egos in the band — and I'm including myself. It wasn't necessarily about bad egos, just big egos, and unfortunately, it just mistakenly kind of eroded."

Source: Blabbermouth

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12 Comments on "Velvet Revolver Dropped From RCA/Sony BMG Records"

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1. Wow writes:

So many bands dropping their labels. I know STP tried to do the same, but their contract wouldn't let them.

# Nov 14, 2008 @ 6:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. dude man writes:

Errr, 'Wow'. Velvet revolver didn't drop their label. The label dropped THEM.

# Nov 15, 2008 @ 4:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Jamez writes:

Right on Sony BMG. 300,000sales is kinda pathetic... ;)

# Nov 15, 2008 @ 6:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. f'em writes:

they got no talent and are washed up......tired out sound that no one wants to hear anymore

# Nov 15, 2008 @ 7:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. zorro writes:

actually vr aren't washed up, the are one of the few bands who still have that great rock sound today, mostly every popular band these days has no talent.
id like to hear what current bands f'em listens to, cause i bet they f***in suck.

# Nov 15, 2008 @ 8:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Jamez writes:

I agree, Zorro. I wish they'd get a new singer and just carry on. Shame Jon Corabi said no to em. He'd have been perfect

# Nov 16, 2008 @ 8:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. d writes:

f'em u r a fag. u go listen to some more metro station, velvet revolver kicks a$$ with or without generic pop music fans like you. I'd like to see you do a world tour. I wait you suck.

# Nov 17, 2008 @ 1:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. d writes:

that should've said "o wait you suck" this autocorrect thing sucks.

# Nov 17, 2008 @ 1:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. brettTHEjett writes:

soooo wait...

VR is frontman-less and unsigned?

and GNR is releasing CD with a full line up.


wtf is wrong with this world

# Nov 17, 2008 @ 4:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. IrishMetal writes:

^ I agree Brett. Somethin should be done.

Np - Arch Enemy - Let the Killing Begin

# Nov 17, 2008 @ 6:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. brettTHEjett writes:

I think the next not-such-a-shock will be when CD sells 13 million compared to VR's combined 1.3 million....

# Nov 17, 2008 @ 10:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. superperson writes:

They are badass in concert, but I was never much of a fan.

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