GN'R 'Came Close To Reforming', Says Weiland

Former Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland has revealed that the original Guns N Roses line-up nearly reformed in 2004.

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Former Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland has revealed that the original Guns N Roses line-up nearly reformed in 2004.

Speaking to Classic Rock magazine before he was incarcerated for drink driving in Los Angeles, the current Stone Temple Pilots singer said that a reformation deal almost went ahead when the band released their 'Greatest Hits' compilation four years ago.

"It [reformation] almost happened," he said. "The pens were ready to sign. With the 'Greatest Hits', there was a possibility [of a reunion], but there was too much stuff being said. But it was a close call.

"I think they should get Guns N Roses back together, to tell you the truth," Weiland continued. "I think that would be the greatest thing that they could do. I think the world would be very happy. If they could stop talking trash about Axl [Rose] in the press. I would love to see that happen, as a Guns N Roses fan. I'd pay to see it."

Credits for the info to NME.com.

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    ShadowsThatMove
    im sorry but why would Scott Weiland of all people be telling us that GNR nearly reformed? clearly the rest of them didn't want to tell the public about the "possible reformation". Personally it just seems like he's crying out for attention, trying not to look like the bad guy out of the split from VR.
    hellraiser1133
    this is total bullshit scott's just putting fake stories into the media...scott's sensitive about VR, he thinks they may as well be GnR, because that's what it felt like when he was there....that's his reasoning for not fitting in...
    BlueOyster23
    Scot Weiland and his "drink driving," when will he learn that it's pronounced "drunk driving?"
    hellfire21
    i think WEiland is only stating this to:1)pay back VR for treating him like trash and 2)to possibly break-up VR and get a GnR reunion going, but who knows and seriuosly, who cares
    mp3stalin
    PETITION: UG compounds all wieland and slash bickering into one article they update daily so everyone will know to avoid it instead of clicking the link before they read "says weiland" or "says slash"
    Cobain_Is_King
    Not much of a fan of GnR anymore, but I would still like to see a reunion. That would be probably one of the biggest things to hit music since the death of Elvis.
    Martin259
    I dont think this is true, Why has this been released now and not 3 or 4 years ago
    NutZz?
    looks like scott now realizes the world hates him almost as much as axl rose.
    CommanderCool6
    hahah "Related Products: I LOVE BILLIE JOE Organic Cotton Tee - CafePress.com I Love Billie Joe Armstrong T-Shirt - Amazon I Love Billie Joe Armstrong Cap - Amazon Marketplace " Related to Gn'R? :/
    blaze2thekings
    this guy has nothing to do with GNR, if he wants to talk about VR cool, this guy is turning into more and more of a sociopath.....he must be sobering up to quick
    Shabalaba
    For once at least hes right, GNR with the original line up would be a spectical
    ptr362
    Wow, that's definitely news, i mean knowing something that could of happened... AMAZING! would be nice to have some real news, and i mean something worth getting excited about, not this crap... how about, letting go of GnR and VR until there's something worth peoples attention in the bands, and give us some actual news in the meantime!!!
    Fishermann
    Mootallica wrote: I think that would be the greatest thing that they could do. I think the world would be very happy. That's damn right! I think the world would be more happy if we didn't hear news continually about G'n'R/Chinese Democracy/Scott Weiland's thoughts about the 2
    acidfast
    Sorry but I can not believe one word that comes out of his mouth anymore. I could write a story saying that a Led Zepplin tour almost happen lets see if anyone believes me!!
    Jastul
    as a Guns N Roses fan. I'd pay to see it
    that's if he hasn't gone bankrupt from all the rehab costs and DUI tickets...
    negativecreep92 : It's most likely him trying to stir things up with VR. POSTED: 05/01/2008 - 093 am / quote |
    True that, +1
    Metallicam
    I like how he tries to sound like he's taking the high road on this, yet still comes out sounding like a prick. Give us different stories already. I'd rather hear about Roger Waters flying pig than this.
    stevezy
    didn't the original, Appetite for Destruction, Slash, Duff, Adler, Stradlin, line-up of GnR reunite and play a show last year or the year before without a singer?
    ValoRhoads
    alliwant wrote: Scott Weiland said it... Therefore it's bs.
    Beat me to it! +2
    Jk3y
    odd that Scott said that...either way GnR getting back together is just a dream, and VR without scott isn't VR, GnR with just Axl isn't GnR
    Mootallica
    I think that would be the greatest thing that they could do. I think the world would be very happy.
    I think the world would be more happy if we didn't hear news continually about G'n'R/Chinese Democracy/Scott Weiland's thoughts about the 2
    6sic6_blank
    I think Izzy should just stay on his own, his stuff just sounds more complete by itself.
    FenderMaster
    If they could stop talking trash about Axl [Rose] in the press. I would love to see that happen, as a Guns N Roses fan.
    yeah, poor Axl, he did nothing to deserve being bullied by his band... ... wait a second! that must have been what happened to Scott too!! so it wasn't Scott's fault after all no ones falling for it Scott, its very obvious what your trying to do, but your not smart enough to do it
    layne
    kevinm4435 wrote: tomorrow's news: slash denies gn'r reunion rumors.
    roflol! +100000
    slash=king
    Jk3y wrote: odd that Scott said that...either way GnR getting back together is just a dream, and VR without scott isn't VR, GnR with just Axl isn't GnR
    yep and to everyone badmouthing scott, and saying they're sick of hearing about gn'r/vr/weiland, why do you read these things?
    Redneck1991
    I would love a Guns N Roses reunion. Guns N Roses are not the same band without Slash and Duff McKagan and the rest of the old guys.
    cancer919
    i want!! i want!! i want a GNR reunion!!!!! slash and axl have this chemistry which is soo impt btw a front man and lead guitarist and im sorry but i never saw that with slash and scot.god when will they grow up and get back together!! and actually i really wish the media wuld just give it a rest all these 'would be' reunions are pissing me off! whats the point fo reading them when theres nothing to it!
    guilty
    If they stop talking about and get on with it I would be appreciating them a lot... It would be amazing, a new GNR album!!
    Ian T Masters
    Scott Weiland is more talented than all involved. I agree with him, it would be cool to see. Of course, Axl is a bloated, balding, (and someone still cornrowed) plastic faced, psychopath so who knows.
    cancer919
    OMGG!! im so crazly excited scots out of vr!! they should sooo unite!! its been 10 effing years man! i mean i think i would do anything to see a gnr reunion!!
    Jayok
    It wouldn't even make sense anytime soon anyways with C.D apparently coming out this year it would be pointless. If they did reunite it would prbly still be like 4 yrs down the line at the R & R H.O.F and then go from there
    tpot06
    THEY would stop talking trash? I seem to recall a rant about a certain botox-faced wig wearer from Mr Weiland. On the topic though, I used to be desperate for a reunion but I've gotten over it. It would be cool but I could live without it.
    Misfit-FTB
    acidfast wrote: Sorry but I can not believe one word that comes out of his mouth anymore. I could write a story saying that a Led Zepplin tour almost happen lets see if anyone believes me!!
    You're not a frontman for a big band, so....yeah... Besides STP is better than VR. GNR should reform. Those are the guys that need to grow up and look past there diffrences. If they weren't blind they could see deep down thats what the majority of people want. Not that it matters to them or anything though. VR sucks ass. Give it up. They had like 3 good songs.
    TDAJGuitarist
    alliwant wrote: Scott Weiland said it... Therefore it's bs.
    Yeah, no kidding! I dont beleve a single word of that crap...
    pauli7c
    I would love that they reformed, GNR was WAY much better with Slash, Duff, and well you know... the old guys ...
    ChucklesMginty
    I doubt it'll happen, if it did Dr. Pepper would probably give a free can to everyone in the world.
    _Lewis
    Weiland talks about as much truth as Bach. They're both terrible.
    Social D Rox
    hes just tryin 2 backstab vr right now because he is bitter. stop whining scot. you are garbage n e wayz