Top 5 Reasons Velvet Revolver Shouldn't Reunite
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You might have read recently that Stone Temple Pilots front man Scott Weiland is teasing a full-time comeback for his other band. You know, the one with the guys from Guns N' Roses. That's right, Velvet Revolver. I know, I tried to forget about them too, but apparently the guys in the band are intent on keeping this thing going for some reason.
It's tough to say what I would want to talk about with the members of this band if I had the chance. I'd probably gush even if I only got to meet Matt Sorum. He is a former member of Guns N' Roses, after all. But I think one of my top priorities would be to somehow, someway, convince them not to get Velvet Revolver back together. And I've got some really good reasons why.
5.There Are Enough Generic Alt-Rock Bands Around Today
Seriously, there are bands like Velvet Revolver everywhere. All you have to do is turn on 94.5 The Buzz and you're set. We don't need any more music like this out there. Not only is it unnecessary, it's a waste of the talents of everyone involved.
Remember how excited you were to hear what they would come up with? And remember when you first heard "Slither"? Yeah, let's not put anyone through that again.
4. Slash's Solo Band is Better
This should go without saying, but why settle for Velvet Revolver when you can just hear Slash play with his solo band like Houston got to back in September? He plays GN'R songs, Snakepit songs and yes, even some VR songs. It would probably cost you a lot less, too.
It's also probably a lot more fun for Slash to play solo anyway. After all, Myles Kennedy doesn't go off and on the wagon every other year.