Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Scott Weiland Makes Unexpected New Super Group

Former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland has thrown quite a curve ball. He has joined up with former Guns N' Roses guitarist Bumblefoot, Disturbed bassist John Moyer, and Jon and Vince Votta to form a brand new band called Art of Anarchy.

This would not be Weiland's first musical venture with a former member of Guns N' Roses. The majority of Velvet Revolver apart from rhythm guitarist Dave Kushner were former members of the band. Bumblefoot served as a lead guitarist in the new line-up of GN'R from 2006-2014. His playing is featured on their 2008 release Chinese Democracy, though he has plenty of solo work of his own out there to be bought.

The new group began as the fruition of a 20 year camaraderie between Bumblefoot and the Votta twins. Bumblefoot is the producer of their album, though Jon Votta is the main writer of their material. The album is supposed to be out this spring. Below is a video with samples from two of the tunes that will be on the record.

So far the tunes are sounding a bit more metal than what I'm used to hearing Weiland sing on, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. However, I have a feeling that there is a lot more to what is coming than what is shown in the samples. While they are somewhat intriguing, I feel the real treats are probably going to be elsewhere. I'm interested to hear how Bumblefoot will tear it up on this record, though I can hear non-soloing parts that definitely sound like his style. We'll just have to wait and see, I suppose.

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