Fact: GUNS N' ROSES and Velvet Revolver stars Slash and Matt Sorum are reteaming to perform together at a charity concert in Los Angeles this weekend (15Sep13). The rockers will hit the stage with singer MACy Gray at Sorum's Adopt the Arts benefit on Sunday.
Quote: "Do you know what, he's a rocker! Man, he actually sings at his gigs, and the band's a real band, and he plays drums and he's f**king great. Justin Bieber is a rocker for sure." Velvet Revolver star Duff Mckagan is impressed with Justin Bieber's live performances.
Fact: Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash rocked U.S. TV audiences on Thursday night (28Oct10) - when he joined the Late Show with David Letterman's house band, the CBS Orchestra, as a surprise guest musician.
Quote: "Heroin made me feel all right in my own skin. Before I did it I was uncomfortable going into crowds, which is interesting given my profession. But when I did dope, the fear went away. That's why I hung on to it so long. But my kids fill up that hole now." Former Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland on his drug addiction.
Fact: Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash teamed up with Alice Cooper on stage in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (28Oct09). The Velvet Revolver star joined the shock rocker for a rendition of classic track SCHOOL'S OUT, with the pair taking to the stage in matching top hats.
Quote: "Slash is doing a new record, I'm doing my thing so we'll reconvene in October. We've tried tons of great guys and we've written brilliant new material." Velvet Revolver star Duff Mckagan insists the rockers will be back in the autumn to announce their new singer.
Quote: "We need a singer soon. We need the right guy in six months. We can't wait another year. Otherwise, it might not matter." Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum admits the band is still desperately searching for a frontman.
Fact: Velvet Revolver bassist Duff Mckagan joined Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and ZZ Top for a charity concert at the weekend (26Oct08) in Los Angeles. The show, at Pomona Fairplex, was part of Love Ride 25, a motorcycle charity event that has raised more than $20 million (GBP12.5 million) for charity since 1984. The TONIGHT SHOW host Jay Leno acted as Grand Marshall of the event.
Quote: "I think Obama's great. It's the first time in eight years (since George W. Bush came into power) I've heard somebody speak English. I think it's refreshing to see someone who's reasonably intelligent come in." Velvet Revolver rocker Slash has thrown his support behind U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Fact: Velvet Revolver guitarist DAVE KUSHNER has co-written the main theme and end credit theme music for new U.S. TV biker drama SONS OF ANARCHY.
Fact: Velvet Revolver star Matt Sorum teamed up with his former music teacher to co-host a drumming class at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California on 3 May (08). Sorum grew up in the town and studied under TERRY NEWMAN at Mission Viejo High School.
Quote: "I thought he could be a little bit more imaginative. I'm not sure if that was meant to be a pot shot or what. Whatever, it's not worth any real drama." Rocker Slash hits back at former bandmate Scott Weiland's recommendation that Velvet Revolver replace him with former Skid Row star Sebastian Bach.
Quote: "Maybe Paris Hilton or any one of those chicks, they're f**king irritating!" Velvet Revolver bassist Duff Mckagan insists the socialite is the last person on earth he would want to be trapped in an elevator with.
Quote: "I'm really into suits. I was always inspired by the actor Tony Curtis. He always looked impeccable. He was a master of style." Velvet Revolver rocker-turned-designer Matt Sorum on his style inspiration.
Quote: He checked himself in to rehab. Scott took the initiative to get in there. Nobody forced him, and that's a good thing." Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum is confident frontman Scott Weiland will finally conquer his demons during his current rehab stay.
Fact: Rockers Velvet Revolver were forced to postpone their concert in Irvine, California on Friday (26Oct07) because of the wildfires in southern California. The gig has been rescheduled for 12 December (07) at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles.
Quote: "AXL (ROSE) is so jealous of our band. Even though he's going out there with his GUNS N' ROSES f**king bulls**t... he's trying to tear us down. F**king Slash is out playing rock 'n' roll and he don't like it. It's sad." Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum blasts former Guns N' Roses bandmate Rose.
Quote: "We're not homosexuals. We barely talk, let alone kiss... I've always been the 'I'm going to beat the f**k out of the lead singer' guy." Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum responds to ridiculous rumours he and frontman Scott Weiland are lovers.
Quote: "I learned a long time ago, never have an orgasm right before you go on stage, you can't stand up properly. It's true! I know first hand..." Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash separates work from play.