Last week we reported on Velvet Revolver’s bitchy blog posts after on-stage drama in Glasgow and the path they were taking toward a breakup. Turns out the Revolvers will keep on keeping on, but apparently without Scott Weiland. Nothing’s been posted at drummer Matt Sorum’s personal site, but Slash, Duff McKagan, Sorum and Dave Kushner have released a statement…
“This band is all about its fans and its music, and Scott Weiland isn’t 100% committed to either,” Slash said in the statement. “Among other things, his increasingly erratic onstage behavior and personal problems [Weiland recently finished a stint in rehab] have forced us to move on.”
When called for additional comment, the band’s management, Sanctuary, said everything the band had to say on the matter was in the press release. The band played the final date of its European tour in Amsterdam earlier on Tuesday.
Guys, this is your chance of merging with Axl, and to maybe get us a can of Dr. Pepper in the process. As far as Weiland, Billboard reports that STP are adding “a full-fledged summer amphitheater tour to its previously announced U.S. festival dates.” (These dates). Via Billboard:
Details are still coming together, but a source close to the alt-rock band says STP will play more than 50 shed dates this summer and into fall, beginning with the Rock on the Range festival on May 17-18 at Columbus, Ohio’s Columbus Crew Stadium…
Further details about STP’s upcoming tour will be announced during an April 7 press conference at the Harry Houdini Estate in Los Angeles. Sources say that Los Angeles-based Live Nation will produce many dates on the upcoming trek. It is still unclear whether or not the band will record new material.
Oh, yeah, bands write songs … not just bitchy blog posts and statements.