SCOTT WEILAND MAKES IT OFFICIAL: VELVET REVOLVER ARE BREAKING UP
Well, we can’t say we didn’t see this one coming.
Less than a week ago, Duff McKagan assured fans that “Velvet Revolver is something that’s going to be around for a long while yet… we’re here to stay.” Now Blabbermouth is reporting is that at last night’s VR show in Glasgow, Scotland, Scott Weiland announced from the stage that “You’re watching something special… the last tour by Velvet Revolver.” Apparently this announcement was followed by some on-stage bickering amongst the band members (I guess Weiland neglected to tell them the band was dunzo), and now Matt Sorum has posted the following message online:
“Unfortunately, some people in this business don’t realize how great of a life they have. Touring the world, meeting great people and fans all over the world. And just playing music for a living. I feel truly blessed…
“Everybody could see who was unhappy last night, but all I can say is let’s keep the rock alive, people!!!! In this life, you just pick up and keep moving. And don’t ever let anybody stand in your way.”
Well… that sounds like a not-so-thinly veild swipe at Weiland.
I can only imagine that Sorum, and especially McKagan and Slash are experiencing terrible, Lead Singer’s Disease-induced deja vu. But really, I feel sorry for the DeLeo brothers, who are about to re-inherit this dipshit.
Look for RCA to announce a Velvet Revolver “Greatest Hits” CD any second now. If you listen carefully, I think you can probably hear Dave Kushner weeping.