“It’s been a long year since you’ve been gone”

That’s a line from Fall To Pieces. It was never my favourite Velvet Revolver track, but I’ve grown to really like it over the years. Lyrically, it’s less abstract than a lot of Weiland’s words and, well, there’s also a notable lack of those unexpected twisting melodies… Weiland played it straight. Played it safe. A…