VELVET REVOLVER Guitarist: Working With BRENDAN O'BRIEN Is 'Just What We Needed'

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Dave Kushner has posted the following message on the Velvet Revolver Forum:

"I know it's been a while since I checked in, but I keep waiting for my site to be done in hopes of posting there but.... Ahhh, never mind!! I wanna thank all of you on the forum for the birthday wishes! It's really nice to see.

"As for the birthday itself, it was great!! Got to play with CAMP FREDDY [Thursday] night [Nov. 16] at this crazy, multimedia shindig in Hollywood. My best friend Scott Shriner brought me up a cake onstage that my wife arranged, and everyone sang 'Happy birthday.' All my band was there too. It was really cool.

"Speaking of the band... As you know, we're working with Brendan O'Brien [on the second VELVET REVOLVER album] now. He's awesome! Just what we needed. He's really workin us good! Hopefully we'll actually start trackin the record in the next month. It'll be worth the wait. Hopefully all of you out there will think so when you get it."

O'Brien has produced or mixed most of the major rock bands of the past 20 years, including PEARL JAM, SOUNDGARDEN, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and AUDIOSLAVE. "Things are moving quick now, and we are all very excited," drummer Matt Sorum said in a recent online posting. "Rome was not built in a day so I believe everyone will be very happy when [the new CD is] finished."

VELVET REVOLVER's sophomore album has a working title of "Libertad". The band's 2004 debut, "Contraband", was certified double-platinum for sales in excess of two million copies in the United States.

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