Saturday, February 18, 2006

Velvet Revolver Goes Hip-Hop?

Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum has revealed some of the band's latest developments. Apparently, the GNR/STP hybrid is planning to move in a different direction on their latest musical effort, which has the working title of Libertad.

Our first album was very aggressive and just in-your-face. and we made it very quickly," Sorum explained. "And this album we just really want to, like, you know, we want to pull it back a bit, groove a little harder, [make it] a little more danceable. We've talked about working with people like [pop superstar] Pharrell [Williams] just for the… just to check it out. I mean, it's not rock and roll, but it might be different. Who knows?! I don't know.

In related news, it was recently announced that Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland will be joining "super cover band" Camp Freddy. The band already has a roster of Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver), Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction), Donovan Leitch (son of legendary folk singer Donovan), Billy Morrison (The Cult) and Chris Chaney (Alanis Morrisette).

Sorum says that the band are hoping to finally release their debut album next summer. Macy Gray, Steve Jones (SEX PISTOLS) and Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS) have already recorded guest spots, and Steven Tyler (AEROSMITH) has been asked to participate.

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