Singer Weiland Lashes Back at Ex-Bandmates

Calls Velvet Revolver 'handful of discontents,' will rejoin Pilots
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2008 12:51 PM CDT
Scott Weiland, formerly of the band Velvet Revolver.   (AP Photo/ Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) – Rock madman Scott Weiland isn’t accepting his new pink slip from super-group Velvet Revolver without some choice parting shots, Billboard reports. Weiland was especially insulted by ex-colleague Slash’s suggestion that he lacked dedication—and remembers not just the “moments of joy, inspiration, fun,” but also the “multiple trips to rehab every member of the band” took.

The singer flung some other barbs, including a sarcastic suggestion that former Skid Row-er Sebastian Bach would fit right in as his replacement. Weiland is rejoining the Stone Temple Pilots for the band's first tour in seven years—and says he’ll be glad not to be hanging with “a handful of discontents” anymore.