Scott Weiland and Slash’s sons have formed a new band with the son of Metallica’s bassist, with many fans seeing it as a spiritual successor to their fathers’ band Velvet Revolver.
The band is called Suspect208, and featuring Noah Weiland on lead vocals, Slash’s son London Hudson on drums, Niko Tsangaris on guitar, and Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo’s son Tye Trujillo on bass. Their debut singled “Long Awaited” is available on streaming platforms now.
The song sounds very similar to Velvet Revolver’s Contraband, with Weiland also channeling his father’s gritty vocal delivery on Core. If Stone Temple Pilots ever need a fourth singer to replace Jeff Gutt and Noah would be willing, he definitely sounds up to the task with a solid debut performance here.
Noah Weiland is 20 years ago, and has been teasing new music on social media the last few years, also posting tributes to his late father on social media. London Hudson is 18 years old, and has been active in the rock scene for the last few years, even doing interviews on podcasts like Appetite for Distortion. Tye Trujillo is 16, and performed with Suicidal Tendencies last year.
Suspect208 played their first show live a couple of weeks ago, with barely any rehearsal. Noah Weiland said, “First show, only three rehearsals and ten days of making music…did dat!”
Scott Weiland and Slash played together in Velvet Revolver from 2003 to 2008, and reunited for a one off performance in 2012. Scott Weiland tragically died in December 2015, while Slash reunited with Guns N’ Roses in 2016. Scott Stapp reacted to the idea of joining Velvet Revolver a few months ago.