Sanctuary Artist Management announced today that “Velvet Revolver founding members Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Dave Kushner … are parting ways with singer Scott Weiland.”
“This band is all about its fans and its music, and Scott Weiland isn’t 100% committed to either,” said Slash. “Among other things, his increasingly erratic on-stage behavior and personal problems have forced us to move on.”
A spokesperson from Sanctuary Management says the band has no comment at this time.
We know what you’re thinking: This is an April Fool’s joke designed to prey on our worst fears. But there’s no joke here, unless you’re counting the band itself, though that appears to have been started in all seriousness.
As far as plans, Weiland will be joining his old Stone Temple Pilot pals for a few reunion shows this summer. And Velvet Revolver will likely soldier on with plans to drop its third album.
All I’ve got to say is that no one in this fine mess has written a song as cool as “Mr. Brownstone.” Well, at least not since Slash actually wrote “Mr. Brownstone.” VR and STP, race to see who can write the next fresh junkie jam. That doesn’t mean you have to use drugs to make it! No one wants that. But please, you can do better than this.
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