Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Scott Weiland Once Again Says He Is Open to Velvet Revolver Reunion
In a recent interview with Bay Area rock station 107.7 The Bone’s, ‘Lamont And Tonelli Show’ former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland has once again stated he would be open to a reunion with Velvet Revolver. He has no issues with former band mate lead guitarist Slash and feels it would go well.
“That’s just coming from my perspective, though. I know there’s been a little banter before. And he was doing his own solo project, so he defused that. But, you know … That’s the thing about rock and roll: you never can say never.”
Again however, this is not the first time that Weiland has made such remarks to the press regarding his former band. They did do a one off show back in 2012, but it was very short and for a benefit gig.
In response to Weiland's multiple statments regarding the issue, Slash has said:
“I can see Scott coming back, but I can’t see anybody accepting him. That’s sort of the case. It’s not a big deal and I don’t want to bad mouth Scott or anything. The whole thing is we’re looking for another guy to replace him. It just hasn’t happened.”
Considering that Weiland has also in the past stated that he would really only be in it for the money it would kind of ruin the whole thing for everyone even if it were to happen. That being said, I kind of see Slash's point. As much as I would love to see the old Velvet Revolver get back together it would have to be under the right circumstances and for the right reasons. I'd hate to see a band just phoning it in and only doing it for money. It's probably for the best that they get a new singer, though I wish they would get a move on. It's been almost 7 years now.