Suspect208 has released “Nicotine”, their first new song with their new singer Cody Houston, who replaced late Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland’s son Noah Weiland.
Suspect208 features Slash’s son London Hudson on drums and bassist Tye Trujillo, son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo). The band announced Weiland’s firing last month, just a month after forming. The band said it fired Noah because he “was not writing lyrics or lifting his weight in the band for two months before we let him go.
He was heading down a dark path of drug use that got in the way of our friendship as well as the band. Lastly, there were many instances of blow-ups over very small issues we’d confront him with.” Weiland disputed the band’s drug claims, even throwing his own accusations at London Hudson. This mirrored when Velvet Revolver and Slash fired Scott Weiland in April 2008 for what they claimed was his unprofessionalism and drug issues, and then Weiland claimed every member of the band relapsed except for guitarist Dave Kushner.
In a new interview with Australia’s Wall Of Sound, guitarist Nico Tsangaris said about the band’s new singer, “Cody was the first audition that was sent in, and we fell in love with his voice. It wasn’t until he then came to L.A. that we realized he is a super hard-working, talented, and awesome person. Musically, we connected on another level, and songs began to flow like water on the first day. We’re beyond excited to show our fans what we’ve been working on.”
Suspect208’s lead single with Noah Weiland “Long Awaited” got over 800,000 YouTube views, but with this mediocre new song that lacks Weiland’s creative vocals, it appears the band’s potential isn’t quite what it once was.