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http://lockerz.com/s/169716001 Doing a special night For John O'Brien Who passed away recently. An amazing ... http://m.tmi.me/jXMAB
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AWESOME!!!!! THEY ARE BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Woke up this morning and saw the news on Blabbermouth.  About the least expected thing I could have thought of!  I wonder how this little mini reunion came about?  I would love to hear a bit more in terms of that.  Were they all close with the guy that died? 

Still, it's great news, and I don't want to be negative, but I'm sure there will be a lot of speculating from tis.  But I doubt anything more will come of it- Slash is doing his follow up with Myles, and I'm sure they'll tour it.  That right there puts Velvet Revolver on the back burner for just about everyone.  And I believe STP is going to be recording a new album next year if I remember a quote from Weiland correctly.  So there's that.  Oh well, who knows with these guys?  Scott has proven hard to replace though hasn't he?  :)

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 :o Pretty cool.  Hopefully they can recapture some of the magic from before.  Would be cool as just a one-off thing even.

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this is awesome... i hope it leads to more.  Really sucks that is in LA though. An east coast gig would be great.  I read an article online earlier that speculated VR would be headlining some of the North American spring/summer festivals. 

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Great news.. hope the guys have a great time playing together again..  ;)
and really hope there will be some video clips of this..

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Awesome!!!!  Its a great moment, hope it works for something serious in the future, coz i dont like the Ours vocalist.....

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Encouraging news for the new year :headbanger: Not getting my hopes up, but at least it's a start

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Woke up this morning and saw the news on Blabbermouth.  About the least expected thing I could have thought of!  I wonder how this little mini reunion came about?  I would love to hear a bit more in terms of that.  Were they all close with the guy that died? 

Still, it's great news, and I don't want to be negative, but I'm sure there will be a lot of speculating from tis.  But I doubt anything more will come of it- Slash is doing his follow up with Myles, and I'm sure they'll tour it.  That right there puts Velvet Revolver on the back burner for just about everyone.  And I believe STP is going to be recording a new album next year if I remember a quote from Weiland correctly.  So there's that.  Oh well, who knows with these guys?  Scott has proven hard to replace though hasn't he?  :)

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=167758&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blabbermouth+%28Blabbermouth.net%27s+Daily+Headlines%29


The Reason Behind Velvet Revolver's One-Night Reunion: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/exclusive-the-reason-behind-velvet-revolvers-one-night-reunion-20120106

Guitarist Dave Kushner got the group back together to honor his late best friend

"I found out he passed away on August 20, and it was like out of nowhere," Kushner exclusively tells Rolling Stone. "Next day I was in shock and my wife said to me, 'You gotta have a benefit concert for his wife and you have to get Velvet Revolver back together.' Thats how it started."

He then approached the different band members. "We did a benefit show for this thing called Road Recovery me, Duff, Slash and Matt in New York, and thats when I asked those guys individually if they would agree to do it," Kushner says. "Once they said so then I got in touch with Scott, and he agreed."

Kushner says the response was almost instantaneous from everyone, something he attributes to how loved O'Brien a childhood friend of Kushner's was in the industry. "[John] was just like a teddy bear. He was the most talented, softest, sweetest, most generous person Id ever met. He was the brother I never had, and everyone knew him," he says. "Ive known Scott for 22, 23, 24 years. So hes known John since then, Duff and John had an amazing relationship, and Matt knew him too."

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I also hope for some good videos. I'm not sure if I want a full reunion in the future but this is for a good thing right now.

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OH MY GOD !! Somebody send me some video links I want to see this big time..

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Soundcheck photo and setlist



Wish You Were Here
Slither
She Builds Quick Machines
Sucker Train Blues

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I'm having the best week ever!

Thierry Henry comes back and scores for Arsenal and this!

I love 2012 alredy!

God I miss VR

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VELVET REVOLVER Performs Four-Song Set At 'Love You Madly: A Concert For John O'Brien' - Jan. 13, 2012 
 
VELVET REVOLVER reunited with singer Scott Weiland for a one-off performance at last night's (Thursday, January 12) "Love You Madly: A Concert For John O'Brien" at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California. The band played a four-song set including a cover version of the PINK FLOYD classic "Wish You Were Here" at the event, which paid tribute to award-winning ASCAP composer John O'Brien, who was found dead in his Chicago hotel room last August.

The band's setlist was as follows:

01. Sucker Train Blues
02. She Builds Quick Machines
03. Slither
04. Wish You Were Here (PINK FLOYD cover)

Several photos of the performance and the pre-show soundcheck can be seen below.

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Dave Kushner told RollingStone.com last week that he brought the group back together to honor O'Brien, who was his best friend.

"I found out he passed away on August 20, and it was like out of nowhere," Kushner told RollingStone.com. "Next day I was in shock and my wife said to me, 'You gotta have a benefit concert for his wife and you have to get VELVET REVOLVER back together.' That's how it started."

He then approached the different band members. "We did a benefit show for this thing called Road Recovery me, Duff [McKagan], Slash and Matt [Sorum] in New York, and that's when I asked those guys individually if they would agree to do it," Kushner says. "Once they said so then I got in touch with Scott, and he agreed."

"Because we hadn't played with Scott in a long time I said, 'Look, let's just do three songs.' It's not too much of a commitment," he says. "So we just got a bunch of people, everyone will do three songs."

Regarding the possibility of VELVET REVOLVER carrying on with Weiland after last night's concert, Kushner told RollingStone.com, "We haven't played together in four years, and so we're really just like, 'Let's see how this goes.'

"I know everyone's got other commitments, but I think everyone's like, 'Let's get this thing done and get through this and then we'll see.'"

It's been almost four years since VELVET REVOLVER parted ways with Weiland, and time appears to have healed all wounds. Although Scott and the band split on unfriendly terms, the vocalist told Classic Rock magazine last year, "We patched things up and we get along. I see them every now and again, we text each other. And you know, we can never say never. Who knows, maybe we'll do some shows some time."

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Weiland was reflective in the interview about his time in VELVET REVOLVER, which teamed him with former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum. He said, "That was right when I was getting off dope and those guys were all sober and clean, and I had a very special kind of kinship because we'd all experienced the same things . . . It was a great band to see live, and I think we made two exciting albums."

Weiland reunited with his original band, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, just as his run with VELVET REVOLVER was coming to a close. STP has toured constantly since and recorded a new album in 2010.

VELVET REVOLVER has still not found a replacement vocalist and is more or less on hiatus, although it was recently revealed that the group recorded an album's worth of material with STONE SOUR and SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor.

In a July 2011 interview with Brazil's "Lokaos Rock Show", VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum said about the band's current status, "After [we parted ways with] Scott Weiland [in 2008] We had such a great first record, especially. The second album is still a good album, but It's hard to replace Scott for that particular band, I think.

"When we did VELVET REVOLVER, we wanted to make a modern rock album, and we had to figure out a way to make that work. We didn't wanna be like GUNS N' ROSES. We knew we had that in us anyway, especially the Slash and Duff sound was the initial sound of [GN'R's classic debut album] 'Appetite For Destruction', the way they played together and everything. Part of that chemistry was there, and when we added Scott, it brought it into a more modern rock element. He came more from grunge the Seattle [sound like] SOUNDGARDEN, PEARL JAM and bands like that. So it took it sort of forward. We became more of a modern rock band and we were on modern rock radio."

O'Brien's first prominent composing job came in 1997, when he provided music for the horror film "Nightwatch". He stayed active until his death, composing additional music for "Anywhere But Here", "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2", "Pineapple Express", "Four Christmases" and "Couples Retreat". O'Brien also scored the ABC series "In Case Of Emergency" and "Detroit 1-8-7". He was most recently working as a music supervisor on the NBC sitcom "Up All Night".
 
 


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Awesome. Any videos available?

Now how long until album #3?




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Well I can't say it seemed to me like they're all that comfortable being onstage together. That said, it was a sombre event, but still...

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Well I can't say it seemed to me like they're all that comfortable being onstage together. That said, it was a sombre event, but still...

It would have been fitting if they played "Do It For The Kids."   'do it for the kids, they say...it ain't about you anyway."  

Anyway, Scott did an awesome job judging from the videos.   That band is a powerful force, together.

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 That band is a powerful force, together.

No doubt, but judging by that video, any chemistry they had together is long gone.

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I thought it was a somber moment.. a lovely moment.. a respectful moment.. a amazing moment..
did you see Dave loving it and happy and proud?.. I did.. did you see Scott wearing the same top he did at Argentina? I did.. did you see duff feeling the base?.. I did..  did you see Slash's mouth twitching like it does when he is feeling it?.. I did.. and as for Matt he is too far back.. but I could feel the beat from the skins..  :smoking:

anyways.. this don't change a thing.. until I hear it from the guys themselves.. it was a lovely thing they did  :smitten:

but hoping the guys will play again.. if anything my mojoe has gone! not done any poetry since 2008 and I know you are all missing my poetry  :P :lol:

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p.s not loving Scott hair style.. but it will change just like him.. ;)