VELVET REVOLVER: 'Contraband' Certified Double-Platinum

July 19, 2005

VELVET REVOLVER's "Contraband" has been certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments in excess of two million copies in the United States, according to the Associated Press (the album has shifted 1,775,000 units in the U.S. to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan).

VELVET REVOLVER have contributed a brand-new song, "Come On, Come In", to the "Fantastic Four" soundtrack album, out now on Wind-Up Records. The track was recorded in Raleigh and Cleveland in May during the band's U.S. headlining "Electric Wonderland Show" arena tour. VELVET REVOLVER co-produced the song along with Doug Grean and Nick Raskulinecz. The band felt that the new song they wrote lent itself perfectly to the film.

For the "Come On, Come In" video, VELVET REVOLVER joined forces with director Wayne Isham in Los Angeles before the band launched their European tour. Inspired by the adrenaline-driven visuals and conceptual theme of the "Fantastic Four" movie, the video combines the raw energy of a VELVET REVOLVER performance, with graphic transitions between movie footage and Dali-esque individualized abstract portraits of each band member.

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