Velvet Revolver: Weiland Would Be Open To Reunion

Scott Weiland said he would "definitely" open to a full-fledged Velvet Revolver reunion.

Velvet Revolver: Weiland Would Be Open To Reunion
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According to Blabbrmouth.net, Velvet Revolver reunited with Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland for a one-off performance at the January "Love You Madly: A Concert For John O'Brien" at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California. The band played a four-song set - including a cover version of the Pink Floyd classic "Wish You Were Here" - at the event, which paid tribute to award-winning ASCAP composer John O'Brien, who was found dead in his Chicago hotel room last August. When asked by RollingStone.com whether he would be open to a full-fledged Velvet Revolver reunion at some point down the road, Weiland said, "Yeah, I definitely would, some time. If Maynard [James Keenan] can do it with A Perfect Circle and Tool, then there's no reason why I shouldn't go and do it with both bands [Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver]." Speaking to Frankie DiVita, radio personality for 96.7 KCAL Rocks, at the 2012 NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum stated about the experience of playing with Weiland again, "It was cool, man. We hadn't played together in a long time. We soundchecked a few songs. We only played, like, three songs. But it was cool to be on stage and play music again. It was like riding a bike. Everyone had a good time and we raised some money for a really sad situation. John O'Brien passed away and left a pregnant wife and another child. And a lot of people turned out for the show... Amazing turnout." He added, "We had a good time. Me and Scott worked out some stuff backstage and had talked, and that was nice. He came up to me and he was real humble and really cool. 'Cause stuff happens when you're out on the road and people are tired and you say shit. Everything is on the Internet now; you can't get away with anything. "Being in the music business for as long as I have been, I'm still learning lessons. We were out on the road for 18 months. And we got tired and things happened. There's a lot of pressure. You think you'd always wanna do it differently, but stuff goes the way it's gonna go; I can't explain it. "We made some good records [with Scott]. The second record [2007's 'Libertad'] didn't get as much action as the first one [2004's 'Contraband'], but I think it's a cool record, too. I liked a lot of that record, and working with [producer] Brendan O'Brien. The first record, obviously, was a huge success for us." When asked about whether there is any chance of Velvet Revolver working with Weiland again, Sorum said, "I don't know... We'll see what happens. [Velvet Revolver guitarist] Slash is booked up for about another year [touring in support of his upcoming solo album], so I don't know what's gonna go on with anything, to be honest. We haven't discussed it... I don't know... I can't say. It hasn't really been discussed, so I don't wanna speak out of turn." On the topic of why it's been so hard for Velvet Revolver to find a replacement for Weiland, Sorum said, "We were trying [to find a new singer last year], but it didn't work out that way... We had Corey Taylor [from Slipknot and Stone Sour coming in and writing songs with us]; it's kind of well known. We did some songs, and it just didn't turn everybody on completely. So we, basically, put the brakes on that. I think I was a little bit excited to get going, but maybe that was more excitement than I thought it was cool, but Slash wasn't into it. And if we're not all firing on the same cylinders, we don't usually... We respect that, you know." Velvet Revolver's setlist for the January 12 performance with Scott Weiland at the "Love You Madly: A Concert For John O'Brien" event was as follows: 01. Sucker Train Blues 02. She Builds Quick Machines 03. Slither 04. Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd cover) Fan-filmed video footage of Velvet Revolver's entire performance can be seen below. Weiland reunited with his original band, Stone Temple Pilots, just as his run with Velvet Revolver was coming to a close. STP has toured constantly since and recorded a new album in 2010. "Love You Madly: A Concert For John O'Brien" performance:

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    IAmDanMan1
    Although most of the band members seem to be doing pretty well with their own stuff I do kinda miss VR, and would like to hear a third album from them (hoping it would be better than Libertad).
    MegadethFan18
    Awwwww yeaaaaa. I always said the only person who could replace Scott Weiland in VR is Scott Weiland.
    cbabb7
    Weiland is open for a reunion, but is VR ready to reunite with Weiland? whole nother story haha
    HarvesterofPain
    Mr Brownst0ne wrote: Not a ****ing chance Slash will want to do this with Scott after the easy ride he's been having with Myles. Why would you go back to eating apples after getting sick of them, if you've started on some oranges that you've found that you prefer? I love VR and Scott though, I'd love to see it happen.
    It's not like Myles has another band that he'll have to go back to eventually. Wait...
    Maiden95
    I think it's cool that Scott sounds open about a VR reunion thing. Of course Slash may beat around the bush for months until it happens or it doesn't, but I'm hoping for the best.
    burnsz82
    IAmDanMan1 wrote: Although most of the band members seem to be doing pretty well with their own stuff I do kinda miss VR, and would like to hear a third album from them (hoping it would be better than Libertad).
    I liked Libertad the more I listened to it, didn't think it was too bad.
    hudsonstradlin
    burnsz82 wrote: IAmDanMan1 wrote: Although most of the band members seem to be doing pretty well with their own stuff I do kinda miss VR, and would like to hear a third album from them (hoping it would be better than Libertad). I liked Libertad the more I listened to it, didn't think it was too bad.
    yeah it's strange. I had a rediscovery of STP recently and Libertad seemed so much better in that context, rather than the GN'R context of Contraband.
    rPOWELL1251
    Why open the article with "According to Blabbermouth VR reunited with Scott Weiland" UG repoted this ages ago
    KaptainKeef
    Of course Scott's open to a reunion. Leaves to have his big STP reunion, got a little reaction, no one gives a shit any more. Now he wants to be back in the headlines. He's a tool. Just sayin'
    Mr Brownst0ne
    Not a ****ing chance Slash will want to do this with Scott after the easy ride he's been having with Myles. Why would you go back to eating apples after getting sick of them, if you've started on some oranges that you've found that you prefer? I love VR and Scott though, I'd love to see it happen.
    SGstriker
    I swear...he looks more and more like Dr. House every freaking day... Roadhouse...
    jhart08
    KaptainKeef wrote: Of course Scott's open to a reunion. Leaves to have his big STP reunion, got a little reaction, no one gives a shit any more. Now he wants to be back in the headlines. He's a tool. Just sayin'
    you're a tool. Weiland should have no problem doing VR and STP, if slash will allow it. (not trying to start a riot on here, just saying)
    KaptainKeef
    jhart08 wrote: KaptainKeef wrote: Of course Scott's open to a reunion. Leaves to have his big STP reunion, got a little reaction, no one gives a shit any more. Now he wants to be back in the headlines. He's a tool. Just sayin' you're a tool. Weiland should have no problem doing VR and STP, if slash will allow it. (not trying to start a riot on here, just saying)
    That's not what I meant, I'm saying that STP isn't getting as much attention as he expected. VR is better without him. Fact. Contraband was written almost entirely without him and it was an awesome album. Libertad had far too much input from him and it wasn't an awful album, but it sounds far too much like STP (particularly the latest album funnily enough). I'm actually not a tool by any description, I'm just not a Weiland fanboy
    KaptainKeef
    ALSO Slash has already spoken about the material they've been writing for a next album (if that ever see's the light of day) and once again, written without Scott, and it's supposed to be back to Contraband/heavier style. I.e. better than Libertad Lawyered Queue every douche that sucks Weilands cock
    SorgFamily
    Scott always seems unsure of what he's supposed to be singing during "Wish You Were Here". I assume it's not a favorite of his. On the VR news though, I can't wait for the DVD and although I'm a bigger fan of STP the last album they did was lackluster and that's being nice about it. Of course the same can be said of Libertad. I'll take a new album from either I guess.
    staind_dust87
    I hope he rejoins VR. I love those guys. Does anyone know when the VR live dvd is coming out?