Slash says "Scott Weiland is nuts!"
Slash on Scott Weiland “I’ve just written him off as being nuts, he is completely speaking out his ass."
Posted By: Metal Sludge
Slash has said in a new interview with Classic Rock magazine that he would never work with former Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland again, adding that he is fed up with Weiland’s recent comments about a Velvet Revolver reunion possibly becoming a reality. Slash told the magazine, "I think at this point Scott just got fired from (Stone Temple Pilots) and I think he’s trying to pull off that trick of trying to get something else going on, and we’re not buying it. The door’s shut on this side and it’s probably shut on that side too, so he’s on his own. And he deserves it too."
This is the second time that Slash has hinted that Weiland has been thrown out of STP, first mentioning it late last year in an interview with a radio station.
There has been no official news from STP, but Weiland recently told Rolling Stone about a Velvet Revolver reunion, "I am completely open to it, and I know there are other guys in the band that are completely open to it."
Slash told us that there are no such plans happening: "No, there’s absolutely no truth to whatever he’s been talking about, and I’ve just written him off as being nuts, and so I’ve just left it at that (laughs)."
Velvet Revolver has been without a singer since Weiland was dismissed from the band in April 2008. He rejoined Stone Temple Pilots at that time and has toured constantly and cut one album with them.
Regarding Weiland’s Velvet Revolver remarks, Slash said, "Scott is completely speaking out of his ass. Nobody at this end has had any conversations with Scott on this subject . . . all things considered, we don’t have a good professional relationship with Scott."
Slash added, "It also pisses me off because he’s put STP through so much s*** over the years, and put us through s*** too when we were working with him . . . Even if I didn’t have my solo thing going on, I still wouldn’t work with him."
Slash has been touring for most of the past year behind his second solo effort, Apocalyptic Love.
The above is from Ultimate Guitar website.