Velvet Revolver press conference, Park Hyatt Hotel, May 21
When Slash comes to town heads perk up. When Duff comes to town the Bovine Sex Club knocks on wood that he'll drop in. When Scott Weiland comes to town you know he'll have a scarf around his neck. And so he did - as well as a carefully tipped hat and shades - when the supergroup arrived at the 18th floor of the swanked-out Park Hyatt Hotel to pose for pictures and answer questions. Slash and Duff came off well, the Slashman getting mad yuks when he responded to a question about Toronto's pot by saying he knows Toronto better for its pussy. Ever the charmer, he also gave props to ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, which was nice to hear.
Weiland was sketchier, taking copious notes while others spoke and at first not speaking in order to save his voice, although when asked to make funny faces for a photo he quipped, "We're not the Chili Peppers."
They also took the time during the conference to poke fun at Creed, Nickelback and Axl, whose costume changes Matt Sorum claimed were the sole reason he did drum solos in Guns n' Roses.