Velvet Revolver Guitarist Reacts To Scott Weiland Dying From Drugs

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Kushner responded to a fan who tweeted him a link to a story on Weiland’s toxicology report by saying: ‘Bummer. Alcoholism and Addiction are two ruthless and relentless motherfuckers.’

A fan also tweeted him: ‘it may not be much comfort, but I’m pretty certain you and Duff gave him another 12 years of life. :-)’ Kushner responded: ‘He gave us a lot too.’

Kushner wrote last week on Instagram regarding the photo at the top of this article, “From a gig @scottweiland and I did earlier this year. It all started to hit me last night when I saw this pic. Fucking sad. I knew this guy since before @stpband and talked to him the day they got signed to Atlantic. Too much more to say than I could ever fit in this tiny space. What a fucking talent. Thanks for the pic #jamieweiland. Safe travels my friend. #scottweiland #rocknrolleillneverbethesame #ripscottweiland.”

Velvet Revolver released the following statement:

We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of our old friend and bandmate, Scott Weiland. We experience a good chunk of life with Scott, and even in his darkest times, we all had hope and love for him. His artistry will live on, of that, there is no doubt.

Deepest condolences and sadness are for his children, Noah and Lucy. We all travelled around this world together on tour; our band, wives, and kids…and we grew to a big family that still remains to this day.

It’s just so sad and brutal from any perspective.

Rest in peace Scott.

Slash, Duff, Matt, and Dave