Recently asked about the state of Velvet Revolver affairs, vocalist Scott Weiland took an interesting detour, taking a jab at the current, Chester Bennington-fronted edition of Stone Temple Pilots as far inferior to the original.
"I heard they're auditioning new singers again," he told iChill about the VR fold. "Maybe I should go to the cattle call. It's a difficult situation. You've got the guys from Velvet Revolver and Guns N' Roses in a band. Who's really is going to [step in]? We did make it work and see success. But it's hard.
"It's like STP hiring Chester Bennington. They made an album and it sold 35,000 units. That's kind of unbelievable considering STP sold over 40 million and I'm sure Chester's band Linkin Park has sold pretty much the same amount. It didn't work, though. People weren't buying into it," he added.
Switching to the Wildabouts debut effort, Scott was pleased to report progress, saying, "It's sounding really cool. It's rock 'n' roll, but it's very indie rock 'n' roll. Much furrier and garage-sounding than either STP or Velvet Revolver. It's not an art project like the other two solo albums, it's a rock band. These guys are my closest friends and I get to write music with them. I haven't had that experience in a long time - probably since the first times I made a record with STP and Velvet Revolver."