Scott Weiland Is Open to a Velvet Revolver Reunion Tour, Stone Temple Pilots Vocalist Talks Former Bands
Vocalist Scott Weiland recently announced a new solo album, Blaster — his first since leaving Stone Temple Pilots in February of 2013. The effort, his fifth as a solo artist, will feature a new backing band, The Wildabouts. Weiland spoke to 107.7 The Bone recently and said that he wouldn't be opposed to hitting the road with his other previous band, the short-lived supergroup Velvet Revolver.
"I have no problem with Slash. I have no problem with him at all," the singer said, Blabbermouth notes. "I wouldn't be opposed to, at some point, doing a [Velvet Revolver] reunion tour. That's just coming from my perspective, though. I know there's been a little banter before. And he was doing his own solo project, so he defused that. But, you know ... That's the thing about rock and roll: you never can say never."
STP replaced Weiland with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, which didn't sit too well with the former singer. Weiland was dismissed from Velvet Revolver in 2008 following a few drug and alcohol relapse incidents.
So, which band would the singer want to get back together with the most?
"That's a difficult one, because there was all the stuff that went on with me leaving STP, it made things really confusing. And all I can say is, time heals wounds. And it would depend on what the situation was, really. It's a hard one to say. I mean, I had great years with both bands and a great career with both bands," he added.
Velvet Revolver has yet to find a singer, although the group reunited with Weiland for one gig in 2012. In July, Slash made it clear that he would be open to getting back together with Weiland, but others might not be as accepting.
"I can see Scott coming back, but I can't see anybody accepting him. That's sort of the case. It's not a big deal and I don't want to bad-mouth Scott or anything. The whole thing is we're looking for another guy to replace him. It just hasn't happened. It's dormant, but there's activity under the radar," the guitarist said.