Despite flash, Velvet Revolver misfires

Full story: Chicago Tribune

Velvet Revolver had all the appearances of a rowdy, bad-boy rock band Tuesday at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre.
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Daniel

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Aug 29, 2007
 
The original g'n'r should reunite
Steve Kaim - Chicago

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Aug 29, 2007
 
The show was exactly what was to be expected - a kick-**s
spectacle of rock and roll, pure and simple. Good riffs, melodies, and lots of L.A. flash and swagger. This band is not into saving the world or getting too deep, they simply entertain. And by the way Mr. Gendron, how 'dangerous' do you expect a bunch of 40-something rockers to be?
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Aug 29, 2007
 
"Libertad" is without question one of the best hard rock albums of the last five years, and shows VR to have improved markedly since "Contraband" I would have been happy to see a show with just the VR material alone. Couldn't see the show due to work commitments, but my brother says they kicked *ss live, especially Scott and Slash. For any doubters, as with any great album, you've got to give it a chance and listen two or three times before "Libertad" has you hooked. I hope VR comes through the North East again.
wicker park

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#5
Aug 29, 2007
 
A clearly biased article written by an unqualified and pretentious 'writer'

It is sometimes difficult to tell whether the author actually attended the concert
VR rocks

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#6
Aug 29, 2007
 
Eventhough I like the other album better, liberta still great. Liberta is an improvement over the debut. I like liberta. I miss the grit, the hard rock of the debut. Why VR still plays GNR and STP songs? I thought they were over it. I thought VR would play their own songs. Duff said that songs from GNR and STP were behind them, that they would built an identity for VR. Oh well, VR still rocks. There is nothing better out there at the moment.
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Aug 29, 2007
 
Alice in Chains got more audience response in a short 50 minute set. Tough to replace Staley with a Lenny Kravitz visual.....although he knocked down the vocals. AIC FOREVER
rick

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Aug 30, 2007
 
not that I've ever had any, but I've lost what little respect possible for Bob Gendron
BobGendronisanas s

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#9
Aug 30, 2007
 
Dude!....news flash! It's 2007 not 1987! These are the same guys that were in the most dangerous band of all time...but they are all sober now! Listen! This is VR not GnR!!! I think you should have written an article that talked about how after ALL that these guys have been thru...they still put on the best rock show out there at this point in time! Name ONE band out there that can rock like that!!!!
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Aug 30, 2007
 
right on... as for the biased review, i could see smoke coming outta bob's fanny already, heheh... dude, you gotta realize that big hair 80s is gone and not alot of bands survived and still make a living out of sticking to their roots, this i salute all the performers that stuck to their root and didn't sell out.
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Aug 30, 2007
 
Finally somebody said the truth about velvet.... my goodness scott does dance like a cockaroach on his back lmao..... and i love slash i do but the truth is he has worn his heart on his sleave and is just not entertaining anymore cause of that... Before he had an upredictable edge about himself as far as seeing this guy all wasted out is concernced lol... u know and the same hold true for duff, the guy back in the gnr days would like he wasnt gonna make it through the end of songs like november rain let alone the whole set for the night. Now hes more sober than hes ever been his whole life. Making him just another bass player u know.... with guns there was always a present danger about that and considering slash has done every damn interview he ever been offered we know everything about the guy and his sobriety that all of sudden hes not the koolest guy in rock anymore and lets be honest his solo's are nothing to what he used to play man and thats why he doesnt have that interest anymore as well.. Perhaps one thinks he should stay on drugs u know lol..
Scott ill spare him and just say he should go back to STP cuz his vocals and melodies honestly dont sound great with slash's guitar playing.. they're just not for each other. as far as axl rose is concerned, im still waiting lmao.... but he has won my interest more than the VR guys cuz hes still unpredictable, dangerous (more or less) and apparently still sings great melodies like those that made him famous judging by those leaks howard stern first aired last year like the blues and better... anyways honest article....
Billy

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Aug 31, 2007
 
That was an amazing concert, wtf were you watching?
Billy

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#13
Aug 31, 2007
 
if anything, it was alice in chains that sucked. it was like their instruments overpowered the lead singer.
Kayleigh

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Aug 31, 2007
 
The show was amazing. I now have no respect for Bob G. Of cousre they are going to play stuff from there past i'm sure most of the people from the audience know the songs. They were not pretending that's just how you want to see it. Here's what I think. Your not a fan of VR and STP but you are a fan of Guns N Roses but sinice it's not axl and Izzy (steven if you want to go back to AFD)
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#16
Oct 9, 2007
 
I saw Velvet Revolver in Florida; as a huge Guns and Roses fan I was thrilled that they played It's So Easy and Patience. If it's what the fans want then who cares. Would love to see them on their last U.S date but can't persuade any of my friends to join me - it did cost $250.00 for the pit tickets in Florida!
I've just moved to U.S.- do they tour regularly if I don't catch them again at end of the month?
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#17
Oct 12, 2007
 
Steve Kaim - Chicago wrote:
The show was exactly what was to be expected - a kick-**s
spectacle of rock and roll, pure and simple. Good riffs, melodies, and lots of L.A. flash and swagger. This band is not into saving the world or getting too deep, they simply entertain. And by the way Mr. Gendron, how 'dangerous' do you expect a bunch of 40-something rockers to be?
If you are the Lane Tech. drop-out Steve, I would say,"Pretty- freakin' Dangerous!" Love ya, Your Long Lost Lover

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