One change of producer and one pushed back release date after, Velvet Revolver's "Libertad" is set for July 3 via RCA. Helmed by Brendan O' Brien instead of Rick Rubin, the album will be the band's first conceptual piece.
Bassist Duff McKagan who announced the new release date compared this record to the single oriented debut "Contraband". He said, "I think 'Contraband' was a great record. It was the right one for us to make as our first record. But 'Libertad' really goes way beyond that musically. I don't think any of us could have made a better record at this point in our careers." Summarizing the content of the new record he continued, "It's a great f*ckin' rock song. It has a kick-ass guitar riff, a great chorus, a really big bridge and a great Slash solo."
"Last Flight" and "She Mine" tracks became Duff's favorites but "She Builds Quick Machines" has been chosen as the first single from the album. The band will promote "Libertad" in a short tour on May 3 in Los Angeles and in several festivals that run through July.