Velvet Revolver

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.”

Sounds like Weiland’s not dead, but he’s most definitely for sale! A better solution to those financial woes would be to play some festivals with STP, but, you know, Chester Bennington.

Comments (8)
  1. “……and none of those other guys pissed away millions of dollars on drugs”

    Somebody had to say it. And I’m the ass that stepped up.

    Yup. I’m that dumb.

  2. They were smart enough to quit whilte they were ahead. Weiland isn’t, and he’s not smart enough not to burn his bridges in public either.

    Never a big STP fan, but I feel for the DeLeo bros having to deal with his tiresome junkie BS all those years.

    • Thinking Scott was the only one with a habit in that band is probably the biggest misconception of STP…right up there with people calling them just another Pearl Jam knock off.

  3. No one comes out of that photo looking good. Look at all the leather! The poncho! The gloves! The poses!

  4. Would love to see a Dave Mustane/VR colab. Maybe just a couple songs, while they’re waiting for a more permanent vocalist.

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