After scrapping the original May 29 release date, Velvet Revolver returns this week with its second RCA album, "Libertad." First single "She Builds Quick Machines" has already become a fast hit on Bil

After scrapping the original May 29 release date, Velvet Revolver returns this week with its second RCA album, "Libertad." First single "She Builds Quick Machines" has already become a fast hit on Billboard's rock charts.

"RCA did a bunch of research on what the first single should be," bassist Duff McKagan says. "I'm pretty anti that stuff. The band had something they wanted to go with, but RCA just kept coming with it. So we decided, it's fine. 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."

McKagan is also high on "Last Fight," which he calls "a mid-tempo, really beautiful song; probably something you wouldn't expect from us," as well as "She Mine," described as "a fun pop ditty."

"I think 'Contraband' was a great record," he says of Velvet Revolver's 2004 debut. "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."

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