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Scott Weiland Launches Velvet Revolver 2.0 with Members of Guns N’ Roses and Disturbed

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art of anarchy band photoMore evidence to support my theory (which barely needs supporting) that guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal is leaving Guns N’ Roses: he’s a member of Art of Anarchy, a newly-launched supergroup that also features bassist John Moyer (Disturbed, ex-Union Underground) and vocalist Scott Weiland*. Y’know, the Scott Weiland. Former vocalist for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, who once challenged Axl Rose thusly:

“Get in the ring. Go to the gym, motherfucker, or if you prefer, get a new wig, motherfucker. I think I’ll resist the urge to ‘stoop’ to your level. Oh shit, here it comes, you fat, botox-faced, wig-wearin’ fuck! O.K., I feel better now.

“Don’t think for a second we don’t know where those words came from. Your unoriginal, uncreative little mind — the same mind that had to rely on its bandmates to write melodies and lyrics. Who’s the fraud now, bitch?”

So it seems unlikely that Rose will be too pleased about Bumblefoot working with Weiland now. In fact, if we’re really lucky, this will result in a Dope/Murderdolls-style feud, wherein Rose accuses of Weiland of basically using GN’R as his own personal farm team.

Then again, I thought it was weird when Bumblefoot jammed with Duff McKagan a few years back, and obviously that turned out alright. Maybe Axl loves Bumble so much that he’s willing to let this shit slide.

In any case: here’s a teaser with some Art of Anarchy music. It doesn’t tell us very much beyond what we would have already assumed — that the band’s sound is going lean towards arena rock. But with their debut album apparently set for a Spring release, we will, presumably, get to hear a full single sooner rather than later.

*Also involved: twin brothers Jon and Vince Votta. I have no idea who the hell that is. But apparently they’re from Staten Island and got bilked outta some money in a Ponzi scheme back in 2009. Hopefully this project goes much better for them.

[via Metal Insider]

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