Guns N' Roses are Reuniting According to Former Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland
Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, who has been working closely with Slash, recently suggested that the guitarist's band, Guns N' Roses, are indeed reuniting. He also stated that Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, who has been filling in for Weiland in Stone Temple Pilots, has left the band.
The singer/songwriter, who has been operating as a solo artist under the name Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts, had also been in a project with Slash called Velvet Revolver, the closest thing we have gotten to new Guns N' Roses music since the band's original lineup dissolved around 1996. During an interview Weiland had with Alternative Nation, the singer reminisced on the band's falling out.
"I remember a little bit about [the argument]", he told them. "There was a little going back and forth between the two of us at the time, but I think that Guns N' Roses are getting back together."
Speculation that the band is getting back together has been arising after its frontman, Axl Rose, and former guitarist, Slash, have recently appeared to have put all of their resentments towards each other behind them. Weiland elaborated during the same interview, stating, "It was probably way overdue, you know. But it's, you know, it's very cool at this point. You know, let some of that, sort of, negative ... dispel some of that negative stuff that was going on for so long."
Weiland also talked Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington's future role in his former band STP, saying, "He's not in the band anymore... I heard he's not in the band anymore. He's got a band where he gets paid $700,000 a night with, and with STP, the brand is kind of falling apart, which is a shame."
Whether all of this is true is remained to be seen as Weiland declined to further comment on the possible Guns N' Roses reunion. For now, fans can pump up classics like "Welcome To The Jungle" and rejoice in the prospect.