SLASH Says New VELVET REVOLVER Material Is 'A Lot Heavier'

Legendary guitarist Slash tells MTV News that despite the fact that VELVET REVOLVER has been mostly quiet for the last two years, the band fully intends to push forward.

"As soon as we got off the road from the last tour and parted ways with [singer] Scott [Weiland], we got together and wrote half a dozen really great, sort of heavy metal pieces of music," Slash tells MTV News. "It's a lot heavier than what VELVET REVOLVER has put out, so I'm dying to put out the quintessential VELVET REVOLVER record."

Slash said the new material better matches the group's original intentions. "When Duff [McKagan, bass] and Matt [Sorum, drums] and I first got together, we wrote a ton of material that never saw the light of day, and that was all very heavy," Slash explained.

"It's definitely our natural way of doing things. But when we started working with Scott, we started to lighten things up a lot, and we progressively got lighter. As much as I love the two records we did do, one of the things that was progressively more and more frustrating was the direction the band took."

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