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Velvet Revolver Might Replace Scott Weiland With Scott Weiland


Last week we learned that the dormant Velvet Revolver had recorded a new album with Slipknot singer Corey Taylor but the disc wasn't up to Slash's low standards. Now, we maybe know why the band has been reluctant to appoint a vocalist to replace Scott Weiland: Scott Weiland is sort of interested in the gig, himself.

VR's rift with Weiland in 2008 was perhaps the most acrimonious split since Velvet Revolver's Slash, Matt Sorum, and Duff McKagan parted ways with Guns n' Roses' Axl Rose. Weiland's allegedly insane backstage antics and substance abuse earned him the boot, but Los Angeles is a small pond if you're a '90s rocker, so it was inevitable he'd cross paths with his former bandmates. They have, and all the bad blood is gone.

"We patched things up and we get along. 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," Weiland told Pulse of the Radio (via Blabbermouth). "That was right when I was getting off dope and those guys were all sober and clean, and I had a very special kind of kinship because we'd all experienced the same things... It was a great band to see live, and I think we made two exciting albums."

A Velvet Revolver reunion with Scott Weiland will be as exciting as when Weiland previously got back together with Stone Temple Pilots. That means it'll probably result in a mediocre comeback album and a tour that receives lukewarm reception, which will then be followed by Velvet Revolver singer Weiland hinting at a reunion with Stone Temple Pilots.

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