Monday, July 21, 2014

Scott Weiland wants to reunite Velvet Revolver

Scott Weiland says he is looking to reunite Velvet Revolver on a part-time basis.

The singer, who left the band in 2008 to rejoin Stone Temple Pilots, was then fired by that group in 2013 and has since been focusing on solo recordings and live dates.

"There is no problem. I even called the guys to propose the idea of doing some shows together in a few months,” Weiland tells La Press. “We are on good terms - but I don't want to be a member of Velvet Revolver full-time. If possible I'd like to only play at festivals. You know, to make easy money."

Velvet Revolver released two albums, including 2004's "Contraband" and 2007's "Libertad", but have remained inactive since 2008.

The group reunited for a one-off appearance with Weiland for a four-song set in January 2012 at a Los Angeles tribute concert for late songwriter John O'Brien.

In May, Slash shared an update on the band’s status during press interviews on the red carpet at the 10th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

“I think we're gonna audition a singer coming up,” said Slash. “So there's that. But I'm gonna be out on the road for the next year and a half [with my solo band] anyway, so…"

In late 2010/early 2011, the lineup recorded demos with Slipknot/Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor, but reports indicated that Slash was unable to commit to adding him to the lineup, and the project was put back on hold as the guitarist continued touring in support of his debut solo album.

See also:

VIDEO: Slash jams with Aerosmith in Boston
VIDEO: Slash talks about his first guitar
Slash to receive Guitar Legend honor at inaugural AP Music Awards
Slash reveals his first guitar heroes
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