Trigger happy

A few years ago, you were more likely to hear about vocalist Scott Weiland’s latest run-in with the law than his music career. But Velvet Revolver seems to have changed all that. The former Stone Temple Pilots singer appears to have found his calling with this band, which includes guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses) and Dave Kushner (Suicidal Tendencies). The quintet’s debut album Contraband has sold three million copies worldwide. Velvet Revolver and opening act Hoobastank perform at 8 p.m. April 17 at the Reno Events Center, 400 N. Center St. Tickets are $25 and $45. Call 335-8800. Kelley Lang