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September 7th, 2004
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VELVET REVOLVER Perform 'Fall To Pieces' On German TV: Video Available

VELVET REVOLVER performed their new single, "Fall to Pieces", on Germany's "TV Total" show on the Pro7 channel Monday night (Sept. 6). Watch the performance and a band interview on the "TV Total" web site (choose "ISDN" for dial-up and "DSL" for high-speed Internet connections): Performance, Interview.

IZZY STRADLIN Joins VELVET REVOLVER Onstage At Italian Festival

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Izzy Stradlin joined VELVET REVOLVER onstage at the Independent Days festival in Bologna, Italy Sunday night (Sept. 5) for a rendition of GNR's "It's So Easy". According to one attendee, Izzy had been hanging out in the backstage area unrecognized by most people, wearing sandals, black pants and a black shirt.

SCOTT WEILAND Fumes Over STP Sticker Slight

People.co.uk reports that VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland freaked out during a CD signing session at the Piccadilly Virgin Megastore on Friday (September 3) in London after seeing a sticker on the band's CD which said, "Featuring members of GUNS N' ROSES," but contained no mention of Weiland's old band, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. Weiland demanded the sticker be peeled off all stock and the band asked for non-alcoholic beer and fresh fruit at the appearance.


BBC Radio 1 spoke to guitarist Slash backstage before the VELVET REVOLVER gig in London on Thursday night (Sept. 2). Asked about the Slash figure that is being developed by McFarlane Toys (the same company that has previously produced toys for OZZY OSBOURNE and KISS), Slash responded, "It's not an action figure, you know, I don't have a Rambo thing going on, it's a model of me playing guitar which is more or less based around a photo that was taken from a video and they're just making a plastic thing out of it. How does it feel? I don't know man, I'll know a little bit better when I actually see it, you know."

VELVET REVOLVER Sign Copies Of New Album In London: Photos Available

VELVET REVOLVER signed copies of their debut album, "Contraband", at Virgin Megastore in London, England Friday (Sept. 3). Check out pictures from Film Magic, Wire Image.

LED ZEPPELIN, QUEEN Guitar Legends On Hand For VELVET REVOLVER's London Debut

Legendary rock guitarists Jimmy Page (LED ZEPPELIN) and Brian May (QUEEN) were on hand for VELVET REVOLVER's London debut on Thursday (Sept. 2) at the Carling Apollo Hammersmith. Photos from the show can be viewed at this location.

VELVET REVOLVER's set list for last night's performance was as follows:

01. Sucker Train Blues
02. Do It For The Kids
03. Spectacle
04. Headspace
05. Crackerman
06. Illegal I Song
07. Fall to Pieces
08. Big Machine
09. Set Me Free
10. Used to Love Her
11. Slither
12. Sex Type Thing
13. It's So Easy
14. Negative Creep (with "Tie Your Mother Down" teaser intro)

VELVET REVOLVER: 'Fall To Pieces' Single Cover Posted Online

The cover artwork for VELVET REVOLVER's new single, "Fall to Pieces", has been posted online at the German VELVET REVOLVER fan site VelvetRevolverOnline.de.

There is no information on the exact contents of the DVD single, but according to BMG, the b-sides of the maxi single will consist of a studio version of CHEAP TRICK's "Surrender" and a live version of "Fall to Pieces". The "Fall to Pieces" video clip is also expected to surface on certain versions of the single.

In other news, VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum had the following to say to NME.com regarding the band's decision to play tracks by their former bands (GUNS N' ROSES and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS) during their live shows:

"I like that STONE TEMPLE PILOTS stuff, it's got a nice groove. It was great to play the GUNS N' ROSES songs too because even today they are really good songs.

"We played 'Negative Creep' at the end [of Wednesday night's show in Manchester, England] because we felt it was a good statement and we're all really big fans of NIRVANA.

VELVET REVOLVER are due to tour the U.S. later this year before they return for a series of dates in the U.K. in February.

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