says he's back to front Velvet Revolver
, four years after they fired him - but guitarist Slash
says it's news to him.
Weiland was fired during a tour in 2008 after relations between the band and the singer, prompting the group to search high and low for a suitable replacement. Despite this, they reformed for a show in January
in memory of film composer John O'Brian
, though the band were keen to stress that this was a one-off reunion.
That all changed yesterday when Weiland told ABC News
that everyone but Slash has invited him to a songwriting session:
"We've all grown a lot,
" said Weiland. "We're able to put egos and differences and old... conflicts aside and so that's really cool.
"They gave me a couple of songs and myself and [guitarist] Dave [Kushner] and [bassist] Duff [McKagan] are gonna be getting together for a song writing session next week.
The singer added that he would tour with the band in late summer after Slash completes his solo tour - but when 93X
asked the guitarist about their alleged reunion, it was the first he had heard of it.
Sounding audibly surprised
, Slash said Weiland was "out of him mind,
" but added "maybe they know something I don't... I'll call Duff but I seriously doubt it. We have no intention of going backwards.
Slash notes that his solo band is touring all year, so there won't be room for Weiland's claims of a Velvet Revolver tour anyway.
What do you think? Has Slash been kept out the loop, or is Weiland playing games with the press?