Dave Kushner talks about joining Velvet Revolver

By Shannon Sweeney — / Death Wish Coffee Blog

What was it like playing in Velvet Revolver?

In this clip from Episode 103 of Fueled By Death Cast, guitarist Dave Kushner talks about joining Velvet Revolver and making it in LA. Velvet Revolver was a supergroup consisting of members of Guns 'N Roses and Stone Temple Pilots and went on to tour the world.

"When my grandmother was like, 'Oh, well what are you going to do?' When I got on Velvet Revolver, I was 35. Up until then, I was just ... I always had a job working somewhere," Kushner said. "So I built sets and then it was like, 'Well, what are you going to do?' I actually said to her, 'If I don't make it by the time I'm 35, I'll join the union and I'll fucking just build sets.'"

The hard rock supergroup consisted of Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan, and former member Matt Sorum, alongside Kushner, who previously was part punk band Wasted Youth. Scott Weiland, formerly of Stone Temple Pilots, was also part of Velvet Revolver. Weiland left the band to rejoin Stone Temple Pilots in 2008. 

Since playing the band Velvet Revolver, Dave has started composing music for TV shows, and he co-wrote the theme song for Sons of Anarchy. Currently, he is part of the composing team, along with Vincent Jones, that produces all the music for the Netflix original F is For Family.

Learn more about what it was like for Kushner to join Velvet Revolver. Listen to his full Fueled by Death Cast interview here

Related: Bill Burr performs with Slash and Dave Kushner on stage


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