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New Supergroup Art of Anarchy: Scott Weiland is Basically Just a Session Player

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art of anarchy band photoWell, that was fast.

Yesterday, people got kinda excited about Art of Anarchy, a new supergroup featuring vocalist Scott Weiland (ex-Stone Temple Pilots, ex-Velvet Revolver), guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (presumably-soon-to-be-ex-Guns N’ Roses), bassist John Moyer (Disturbed, ex-Union Underground), and twins/guitarist and drummer Jon and Vince Votta.

But now, less than twenty-four hours later, Weiland — undeniably the band’s most famous member — has already announced that he was basically just a session player for the band: yes, he sang on the album and will be in some music videos, but no, he’s not touring with them. Says Weiland…

That’s really a serious bummer for the rest of the band — like I said, Weiland is their most famous member, and he’s their most famous member by a lot. I have to imagine the amount of people who will turn out to see Art of Anarchy live without Weiland will be far less than the amount that would’ve turned out were he fully committed to the project. Unless they can find another vocalist of similar stature, this may basically end up being a glorified Bumblefoot solo project — Bumblefoot’s Snakepit, if you will.

I guess we’ll see what happens next…

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