DATE: JULY 27, 2004
After letting loose with the first rock album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart in over a year, VELVET REVOLVER's CONTRABAND has now already been certified platinum, while the single "Slither" has held the #1 spot on all rock formats for four weeks straight. Now VELVET REVOLVER has unveiled a new website as dynamic and layered as the band itself.
The expanded and graphically enhanced site was designed by Danny Vinik at Brink Media. Brink Media was involved in the production of the feature film Spun, helmed by rock video director Jonas Akerlund. Brink received the 1996 prestigious Netscape/Apple Computer Quicktime Web Challenge award (with Darren Clark and Matthew Bardram) in the QuickTime Virtual Reality category.
The new band website--still found at www.velvetrevolver.com--is comprised
of various visually stimulating photo and graphic collages with hidden
links contained in the images. Bullets in the lower left hand corner of
the page guide the viewer to different realms of the site. Each band member
has their own personal "world" on the site, including a journal,
which will be continually developed and expanded.
Velvet Revolver's album Contraband debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart, selling over 250,000 copies. Notably, this marks the best-ever debut for a new rock artist in the SoundScan era. This news comes as the band--lead vocalist SCOTT WEILAND, guitarist SLASH, bassist DUFF McKAGAN, drummer MATT SORUM and guitarist DAVE KUSHNER--is riding a wave of critical acclaim, heavy exposure for their striking video for "Slither" (MTV, MTV2, VH1, Fuse) and rave reviews for their sold-out shows across the country. Rolling Stone calls the album a "powerhouse," Newsweek describes the band as "truly explosive" and Maxim says, "Slash and Scott Weiland bring unpredictability back to rock." Look for Velvet Revolver to soon announce a major fall tour.