The former Velvet Revolver singer claims the band want him back, but guitarist Slash has made it clear that Weiland burnt all his bridges back in 2008.
Posted on Jan 07, 2013 12:52 pm
Slash has officially shut the door on former Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland, who has tried multiple times to slip back into his role as frontman.
Weiland was booted from the supergroup in 2008 because of his disruptive personal problems. In May he claimed that members of the band had invited him back after a long and fruitless search for a replacement, but upon hearing the news Slash claimed Weiland was "out of his mind."
In November, Weiland made more claims that he was secretly being brought back, but now Slash has had enough and wants to set the record straight.
"None of us have a clue what he's talking about... We're not buying it," he told Classic Rock. "I don't even want to give him this attention, to tell you the truth."Scott is completely speaking out of his a-s [about the VR reunion]. Nobody at this end has had any conversations with Scott on this subject, except maybe Dave Kushner, because he was the only one in the band who was really close to him. And all things considered, we don't have a good professional relationship with Scott."
Slash cites his current happiness as one of the reasons he wouldn't recruit Weiland again, saying life has "been great... since I got my shit together and stopped touring with Scott. Even if I didn't have my solo thing going on, I still wouldn't work with him."
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