Scott Weiland Almost Gave Up on Rock 'n' Roll

Published: 2005-04-20
The U-Press Telegram recently quoted Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland as saying that he didn't want to join his current group at first because he didn't want to be involved in rock music, especially after the breakup of Stone Temple Pilots.

The ordeal with STP left Weiland burned out and not wanting to be involved in another band. Along with the break up of STP, Weiland blamed the advent of "nu metal" for diminishing his love of rock and roll. Weiland explained that nu metal wasn't really a movement, branding it sexist and not rock and roll.

Weiland also did not want to be involved in a Guns N' Roses reunion until bassist Duff McKagen persuaded him it would be something different. Overcoming his demons, Weiland found himself with a clear head full of song ideas, many of which ended up on Velvet Revolver's debut album, Contraband. The band is currently touring in support of the album.

Upcoming Velvet Revolver tour dates along the Canadian border are as follows (other dates are accessible, sort of, at

April 22, Everett, WA - Everett Arena
April 30, Detroit, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
May 17, Cleveland, OH - Tower Amphitheater

Writer: Trent McMartin



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