SCOTT WEILAND TALKS STONE TEMPLE PILOTS HIATUS, SAYS VELVET REVOLVER REUNION IS HIS PRIORITY
Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland is yet again using the press to try and coax Slash into doing a Velvet Revolver reunion. He has told SouthFlorida.com that Velvet Revolver is “definitely” his priority over Stone Temple Pilots, even though Velvet Revolver isn’t currently together. Weiland added, “The rest comes when it comes. Promise.” He fished even more for some big money offers, “I’m definitely excited about the prospect of reforming VR in 2013. I’ve already spoken to some of the guys who are interested in it. I kind of feel like we’re all sort of itching to come back ever since we played that impromptu set back in January [in Hollywood, Calif.], and Duff and I have talked. I didn’t talk to Slash in the beginning because of the Christmas stuff I was doing, but he wants it. I finally figured out a way to tour and make money out of it.”
After Weiland lied in May stating that Velvet Revolver were back together writing and set to tour in late 2012, Slash responded by saying Weiland was “out of his mind” and that he did not want to play with him again, stating that he gets along better with Weiland when they don’t have the baggage of being in a band together. Slash is currently on tour with his solo act that features Myles Kennedy, and has European dates planned through all of February into early March. He will also be playing Ozzfest next May in Japan. Slash’s solo career has been very successful, with solid album sales and live attendance.
Weiland also discussed his current band Stone Temple Pilots, which yet again is in limbo. Weiland stated, “I think we need to take a break right now. We kind of got burned on each other because we played the same sets for too long. It became this thing about, ‘Let’s just make money.’” Weiland said in late 2011 that Stone Temple Pilots would likely have a new album out in 2012. It’s very disappointing that after all of these years STP still can’t figure out that they work best when they’re making music together.