It feels like we’ve typed the words “Scott Weiland” more times in the past month than during the height of the grunge era. Fair enough, we didn’t have a blog during the height of the grunge era, but he has been in the news: After Weiland’s onstage antics and subsequent firing from Velvet Revolver, he performed his first STP show in ages, kick-starting their summer tour. You can’t keep a multi-tasking ex-junkie down, so of course he has other plans, too. For starters, as Billboard reported last week, he’s recording a solo double album with Steve Albini, and plans to release it in November. Now Weiland’s blogged about that, as well as a forthcoming autobiography.
I felt the need to check in and let everyone know what the latest and greatest is … as you know, my original band, STP, have reunited and are gearing up for our 4 month tour of the US this summer. I’m really excited to be back in cohoots with my old buddies and share that tingly feeling when we perform.
I’ve been crazy busy since coming off tour and never get the chance to sleep in anymore! I have been working on my solo record, which will be a double album due for a November release. Its gonna be awesome, with many different musical influences like rock, punk, r&b as well as an eclectic blend that we’ve come up with over the years. Can’t wait for everyone to hear it. I’m also in the process of writing my autobiography along with famed writer David Ritz, also due out toward the end of the year. It will be a collection of stories, experiences and lessons throughout my life. Definitely a good read.
Well, I gotta hit the studio now. Ill do my best to check in every now and then. I want you to know, I ALWAYS appreciate the love and support and am excited to give you all a great tour.
Cheers, Scott. Something he hasn’t blogged, though, is that he’ll being doing some prison time. Wonder if that’ll make it in to the autobiography? Hey, it worked for Malcolm X. Via Hollywood Insider:
Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland was recently sentenced to 192 hours in jail for a November 2007 DUI in Los Angeles. EW has now learned exclusively that the singer will serve his sentence, which the judge ordered he do before May 28, and be out in time to commence the band’s 65-date reunion tour, which kicks off May 17 in Columbus, Ohio. Weiland’s lawyer confirmed this with EW via Weiland’s spokesperson. A statement from Weiland should be released soon, along with further details.
In the midst of all this, Velvet Revolver continue their online quest for a new singer. As of press time, it’s unclear whose path — theirs or their ex — is sketchier.