Guns N’ Roses are rehearsing a cover of Velvet Revolver’s “Slither” according to a new photo of guitarist Richard Fortus’ gear. In addition to “Slither,” The ‘alt.’ song list for the setlist also includes “Nice Boys,” “Think About You,” “Used to Love Her,” and “Perfect Crime.”
Slash and Duff McKagan were members of Velvet Revolver with Scott Weiland from 2003 to 2008, with a one off reunion show in 2012. The legendary frontman died from a drug overdose at the age of 48 on December 3, 2015, with Slash and McKagan eulogizing their late bandmate at his funeral.
Velvet Revolver’s surviving members released the following statement last year when Scott Weiland died:
We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of our old friend and bandmate, Scott Weiland. We experience a good chunk of life with Scott, and even in his darkest times, we all had hope and love for him. His artistry will live on, of that, there is no doubt.
Deepest condolences and sadness are for his children, Noah and Lucy. We all travelled around this world together on tour; our band, wives, and kids…and we grew to a big family that still remains to this day.
It’s just so sad and brutal from any perspective.
Rest in peace Scott.
Slash, Duff, Matt, and Dave