Tuesday, October 2, 2018

#RocktoberMusicFest : Velvet Revolver - Fall To Pieces



Now that we’ve had an awesome kick off to this Rockin’ month, let’s get down to business!


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Everyone knows that the rock world has more that it’s share of drug use. Our band today is a tragic story about such things. 

Scott Weiland had many a demon. And such a shame, too, because he turned out some really great songs while fronting for bands such as Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver.

This song, ironically, is about Scott Weiland’s battle with heroin and its toll on his relationship with his wife, model Mary Forsberg.

The songwriting is credited to Scott Weiland, Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum, and Dave Kushner - members of the supergroup Velvet Revolver.

Unfortunately, Scott lost his battle with his demons in December 2015.






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7 comments:

  1. Mary,

    How sad! Drugs all too often drag a person to their grave. I pray those entertaining the idea of experimenting with drugs will pause for a moment to think of the consequences that could follow. No-one said ever, Gee, I want to be addicted to drugs! That is one of the very real consequences. One time is all it takes for some to get hopelessly hooked.

    On a lighter note, today's song choice is new-to-me so is the band, Velvet Revolver. Thanks for hosting the month long mewsic fest. It's going to be tons of fun!

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    1. Thanks, Cathy

      It is truly sad that so many get hooked on their vices. I can't help but wonder if Scott really knew that he was writing this song about himself.

      I'm so glad that you've joined me on this musical journey. I've got some really fun tunes lined up for the entire month.

      ~Mary

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  2. This is a new one for me, too, thanks for sharing! I've heard of Velvet Revolver, but I don't think I've ever actually listened to any of their music. Of course, when you start naming the band members... lol I'll have to check out the rest of their songs. :)

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    1. In all fairness, I vaguely recall the Velvet Revolvers. I remember hearing this song a few times, but it wasn't until Weiland's death that I realized the connection. I'm more of a Stone Temple Pilots fan :)

      Thanks for joining in the festivities today!

      ~Mary

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  3. So sad to see what drugs has done to so many! Artists seem to be more at risk as well.

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    1. I agree. I'm sure many like to think that the drugs help them 'experience' the artistic nature of what they are doing, but in reality they are hurting themselves.

      Thanks for stopping in.

      ~Mary

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  4. This article is great and So sad to see what drugs has done to so many

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