The much-hyped debut release from rock supergroup Velvet Revolver has been given a release date. The album, titled Contraband, will hit shelves on May 18 via RCA. “Slither” will be the first single and will be serviced to modern rock radio for a March 23 add date. Other tracks that will be included on the band’s debut include “Sucker Train Blues,” “Fall To Pieces,” “Super Human,” “You Got No Right,” “Set Me Free” and “Headspace.” According to Billboard, Josh Abraham, who’s past knob-twisting exploits include Limp Bizkit, Staind, Ima Robot, and theSTART, co-produced the record with the members of Velvet Revolver.
A tour is in the works in support of Contraband and the one and only Slash can’t wait. He said, “I’m just looking forward to fulfilling a touring thing that I never got to really finish with Guns. That’s what I love, but we never got to do a lot of things for reasons that still don’t make sense to me. I just want to play.”
In case you haven’t been paying attention, Velvet Revolver are comprised of former STP vocalist Scott Weiland, former Guns N’ Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum and David Kushner of Suicidal Tendencies.
We’ll let you know when those tour dates are announced.