The name for the band Velvet Revolver came from the band The Velvet Underground managed by the artist Andy Warhol and The Beatles ’66 album Revolver. Even though the song Falling to Pieces was not released until 2004, I came up with the song between ’83 and ’84. It had been a long day and I remember them pushing me really hard. My clothes were soaked with sweat, but I was trying to be a trouper. The whole time I felt like I was about to pass out.
“I keep a journal of memories
I’m feeling lonely, I can’t breathe
I fall to pieces, I’m falling
Fell to pieces and I’m still falling” – Falling to Pieces performed by Velvet Revolver
The lyrics to the song inspired not only Kurt Cobain to write and publish his journals, but also Michael Hutchence of INXS to keep a journal.