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Velvet Revolver (abbreviated to VR) is a Grammy Award-winning hard rock supergroup consisting of Slash (guitarist), Duff McKagan (bassist, backing vocals), Matt Sorum (drums) of Guns N' Roses, Scott Weiland (lead vocals) of Stone Temple Pilots and Dave Kushner (guitarist) of Wasted Youth. Formed in 2002 following the breakup of Stone Temple Pilots in 2003, the band achieved success with their debut album Contraband and have released their second album Libertad in 2007.
Critics initially described Velvet Revolver as a mere combination of Stone Temple Pilots and Guns N' Roses, and have criticized the band for a "disconnection" between the sound of Weiland and the rest of the band. However, the band went with a different approach for their second album Libertad, and have received some acclaim. They have won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance.
Stone Temple Pilots has been confirmed for a 2008 reunion, headlining Rock on the Range in May and Edgefest in July.