Suspect208: Band Featuring Kids of Guns N’ Roses and Metallica Announce New Singer, Debut New Song
Suspect208, the band featuring drummer London Hudson (son of Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash), bassist Tye Trujillo (son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo), and guitarist Niko Tsangaris, have announced that they’ve enlisted Cody Houston, formerly of the band Blueprint, as their new singer.
Houston replaces Noah Weiland, the son of late Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland. Suspect208 let Weiland go last month, alleging that the singer “was heading down a dark path of drug use that got in the way of our friendship as well as the band” — an especially troubling development given that Scott Weiland died in 2015 as the result of an accidental overdose of cocaine, ethanol and, methylenedioxyamphetamine.
Asked how the settled on Houston as their new vocalist, Tsangris told Wall of Sound:
“Cody was the first audition that was sent in and we fell in love with his voice. It wasn’t until he then came to LA that we realized he is a super hard-working, talented, and awesome person. Musically, we connected on another level, and songs began to flow like water on the first day! We’re beyond excited to show our fans what we’ve been working on!!”
You can check out “Nicotine,” Suspect208’s first song with Houston, below.
Says Tsangris of the track:
“We chose ‘Nicotine’ to be our first single because it’s a high energy, raw, rock n’ roll song that expresses the energy we have in a room together! We wanted to let people in on what that feels like!”