Scott Weiland Back With Velvet Revolver?

The former Velvet Revolver frontman says he's back with the band, but guitarist Slash says it's the first he's heard of the reunion. What's going on?

Scott Weiland Back With Velvet Revolver?
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Scott Weiland 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?

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    GrungeHippie26
    Say what you want guys, but I'm sick of these rumors about who the Velvet Revolver singer will be. It's like as soon as a statement is made, it's refuted within a week. Just pick somebody already
    cbabb7
    Comeback Kiddd wrote: Slash already pushed Scott away once by ignoring/neglecting him. Don't make the same mistake twice
    Ya im sure Scotts raging drug addiction had nothin to do with it right.
    rafey
    let's start a Spartacus rally! I AM THE NEW SINGER FOR VELVET REVOLVER!
    mTmtremonti
    As much as I want to believe this, until I am holding a new Velvet Revolver CD in my hands, I refuse to believe it.
    guitarist41
    DLMetal92 wrote: I hope to God this is true. I'm tired of this band not making music
    Me too, bro. VR are too good to be forgotten.
    Dinheru
    giveitaname87 wrote: "Weiland was fired during a tour in 2008 after relations between the band and the singer." WTF?
    Yeah, you know how it goes... The morning after awkwardness and such.
    blizzboy
    Rumors used to be squashed in the next days' article. This one got squashed in the same article.
    giveitaname87
    "Weiland was fired during a tour in 2008 after relations between the band and the singer ." WTF?
    staind_dust87
    I think we all know Scott will be back...EVENTUALLY lol I think Slash has a little bit of an ego, and obviously scott got lots attention during his span as VR's lead singer, and he didn't like the shift of power. Slash has always been hesitant about singers since Axl, and I can't really blame him. But scott is a rock n' roll icon and an amazing vocalist, so I hope it works out, cuz the world could use a little velet revolver.
    amac535
    Everytime a headline on UG is a question the answer is almost always no.
    a drummer
    Gotta admit, Slash is probably sick of hearing "reunion" considering he deals with the GNR bullshit, AND this with Velvet Revolver. Its gotta be frustrating, especially with his Solo act doing very well, which he obviously loves.
    PsiGuy60
    To be quite honest, I'm quite content with simply not caring until something is verified.
    karstaag666
    I dont think Slash is in the same creative vibes as he was back in VR days, so even if there was a reunion it wouldn't be the same VR as people loved. The same way if GnR got back together now, their new songs wouldn't be like the old GnR we used to love. Musicians vibes change over time as their tastes and influences change. Although some people call it 'reinventing themselves' lol.
    teknoman
    I'm not sure but i think that Slash takes his work (music) very seriously and when someone starts to behave like a kid it pisses him off... the man seems to be a true professional musician.
    yogui
    C'mon people we want Velvet Revolver back with Scott they kick ass!! Cheers!!
    the_modfather
    We wanted VR back with a NEW singer a few years ago... then Slash made his solo record and started working with Myles Kennedy... now we are content. I do hope it doesn't happen. VR were good while they lasted, going back to Scott is not what should happen
    adodin
    Slashiepie wrote: teknoman wrote: I'm not sure but i think that Slash takes his work (music) very seriously and when someone starts to behave like a kid it pisses him off... the man seems to be a true professional musician. Sure, thats why he is bringing Fergie with him.
    Yeah actually... thats exactly why he's bringing fergie with him. He believes that she's talented and a good fit for what he's doing and he's not letting perceived genre barriers get in the way. You can disagree with him on whether or not she is a good fit (I actually liked her in beautiful dangerous) but you do have to respect his professionalism in dealing with the situation particularly the fan shit storm that followed the announcement
    the_modfather
    yogui wrote: C'mon people we want Velvet Revolver back with Scott they kick ass!! Cheers!!
    Not everyone
    PoloSG68
    They should just get Myles Kennedy in and make all the solo Slash stuff Velvet Revolver stuff, or vice versa. It works.
    Slashiepie
    teknoman wrote: I'm not sure but i think that Slash takes his work (music) very seriously and when someone starts to behave like a kid it pisses him off... the man seems to be a true professional musician.
    Sure, thats why he is bringing Fergie with him.
    TheHawkdaddy
    I think they should just work out whatever problems they had with Scott, interest in Velvet Revolver has seriously dropped as far as the general public is concerned. And I know a lot of people love Myles Kennedy, I don't think he is the best choice for the group. I personally think he over-sings every song and I find his accent annoying.
    SkepsisMetal
    Slashiepie wrote: teknoman wrote: I'm not sure but i think that Slash takes his work (music) very seriously and when someone starts to behave like a kid it pisses him off... the man seems to be a true professional musician. Sure, thats why he is bringing Fergie with him.
    Well that already shows he's more mature than you... This is more interesting of a rumour though. It'll be comically awkward if Scott's just spouting shit and gets called out on it. He's a damn good singer/songwriter/frontman but as a person I can see why he isn't still working with them.
    Blackwaterson89
    I like Scott. I like Slash. However Slash is doing amazing right now, and Duff has loaded. If Dave wanted to get together with Weiland and do some shit then cool. I wouldnt mind a reunion but I am not holding my breath. I would actually like to see what Myles in that position.
    fromzero
    skik08 wrote: dewitt wrote: I guess I see what he means, but how can going from playing with Myles Kennedy to playing with Scott Weiland be a step backwards, in anybody's book? Scott Weiland is three things that Myles Kennedy is not (and will never be): 1) A good songwriter 2) An excellent performer 3) A sonically appealing singer I'm very interested to hear what they could come up with next. Libertad was alright, but certainly not the way to go out with a bang. Myles kennedy is a far better singer than Scott. Myles' song writing is quite amazing. Especially with AB. Myles performs fantastically. Watch made in stoke live. I really love Scott too. But Myles wins by far
    Miles Kennedy seems like a super chill, cool dude and he's a wonderful lyricist but his singing tends to linger in the upper range too much for my liking. Every note doesn't have to be a high note. He also lacks the energy of Axl on the covers that I've heard but Scott Weiland is the melody man (If he can't sing it nobody can, hold on...) Seriously. Even though Axl is a dick and Scott is a drug addict that seems to become worse at maligned music as time goes by but Miles isn't interesting to listen to imo. All high notes don't make a song.
    AlanD
    I'll believe it when the article has correct grammar and correct spelling. WTF is going on UG? Everytime I read an article it get less and less professional each time. Things like this keep people from trusting the media. As someone who works for the media its nerve wracking. We have to give true facts and hold ourselves to higher standards than this. People need the truth.
    dewitt
    I guess I see what he means, but how can going from playing with Myles Kennedy to playing with Scott Weiland be a step backwards, in anybody's book? Scott Weiland is three things that Myles Kennedy is not (and will never be): 1) A good songwriter 2) An excellent performer 3) A sonically appealing singer I'm very interested to hear what they could come up with next. Libertad was alright, but certainly not the way to go out with a bang.
    skik08
    dewitt wrote: I guess I see what he means, but how can going from playing with Myles Kennedy to playing with Scott Weiland be a step backwards, in anybody's book? Scott Weiland is three things that Myles Kennedy is not (and will never be): 1) A good songwriter 2) An excellent performer 3) A sonically appealing singer I'm very interested to hear what they could come up with next. Libertad was alright, but certainly not the way to go out with a bang.
    Myles kennedy is a far better singer than Scott. Myles' song writing is quite amazing. Especially with AB. Myles performs fantastically. Watch made in stoke live. I really love Scott too. But Myles wins by far
    Metal Head420
    Don't care, I've got Slash's solo albums to listen to anyway.
    What you mean like that one with fergie on it??... I'd take velvet revolver over slash solo any day xD !,,!
    reignofrock
    Honestly, Velvet Revolver has always been mediocre in my opinion. Can we please stop seeing repetitive, pointless articles?
    Anjohl
    Slash Solo/Army of Anyone > STP Self titled > Velvet Revoler. Why would anyone want Scott back?
    rhs5110
    Wieland is a good singer and all but please don't let him back in velvet revolver
    queenslander47
    dewitt wrote: I guess I see what he means, but how can going from playing with Myles Kennedy to playing with Scott Weiland be a step backwards, in anybody's book? Scott Weiland is three things that Myles Kennedy is not (and will never be): 1) A good songwriter 2) An excellent performer 3) A sonically appealing singer I'm very interested to hear what they could come up with next. Libertad was alright, but certainly not the way to go out with a bang.
    In my opinon, Myles Kennedy is: 1) A better songwriter 2) A better performer 3) A far more appealing singer sonically Weiland is unreliable and attention seeking. Myles is (apparently) one of the nicest and easiest guys to work with in rock. He also has a significantly better chemistry with Slash than Scott ever had. Scott would be a step backwards in every conceivable way. I still love Contraband (one of my favourite rock albums for sure), but I'm happy for Slash to continue with Myles and his solo stuff and for VR to disappear.
    skik08
    Metal Head420 wrote: What you mean like that one with fergie on it??... I'd take velvet revolver over slash solo any day xD !,,!
    Listen to slashs new album. It's REAL rock n roll.