Velvet Revolver Reunite With Scott Weiland for Tribute Show
Velvet Revolver didn’t exactly end their relationship with former lead singer Scott Weiland on good terms back in 2008. In fact, the band threw the Stone Temple Pilots frontman under the bus. The musicians have buried the hatchet and will reunite for one night this month.
According to SPIN, the supergroup will get together January 12 to perform at “Love You Madly: A Concert For John O’Brien” at House of Blues in West Hollywood, California. O’Brien was a composer and music supervisor who died in Chicago last August at the age of 45. Other artists scheduled to appear are Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello, Sheryl Crow, members of Maroon 5 and more.
Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash was pretty blunt about Weiland’s departure four years ago.
“This band is all about its fans and its music and Scott Weiland isn’t 100 percent committed to either,” Slash said at the time. “Among other things, his increasingly erratic onstage behavior and personal problems have forced us to move on.”
Velvet Revolver planned on finding a new singer and record the follow-up album to 2007’s Libertad. Rumors were flying all over the place about who Scott Weiland’s replacement would be, which included Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor picking up the mic. However, Slash wasn’t on board with that decision and the band is still on hiatus aside from next Thursday’s show.
Weiland told The Pulse of Radio in August that he was on good terms with VR again.
“We patched things up and we get along,” said Weiland. “I see them every now and again, we text each other. And you know, we can never say never. Who knows, maybe we’ll do some shows some time.”
It’s a good thing they never said never.