Velvet Revolver Dropped By Sony Records


November 25, 2008

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.

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, 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.”

Just for fun, here is probably their biggest hit, Slither, live on the David Letterman show:

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