Besides fronting the forever-underrated Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland used to be the lead singer of the half-decent modern rock supergroup Velvet Revolver along with Guns N’ Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum plus Wasted Youth’s Dave Kushner. According to French-Canadian newspaper La Presse (via Alternative Nation), Weiland’s hoping to do some festival gigs with VR soon for some “easy money.” Unfortunately, his former bandmates aren’t as hard-up for cash as he is. In the interview, Weiland went so far as to go one-by-one through the lineup explaining why each member doesn’t need a financial windfall quite like he does:
“But Velvet Revolver, there is no problem. I even called the guys to propose the idea of doing some shows together in a few months. We are on good terms, but I do not want to be a member of Velvet Revolver full time. If possible, I would like to only play at festivals. You know, to make easy money…” he summarizes, adding that other former members of the group are either busy or they do not need as much money as he does.
“Dave [Kushner, guitarist] made music for TV. He made the theme of the series Sons Of Anarchy. Duff [McKagan, bass] has a lot of money in the stock market. As for Slash [guitar], he put aside the money he did in the days of Guns N’ Roses. Finally, Matt [Sorum, drummer] has embarked on a package of stuff.”