Velvet Revolver Outs Lead Singer
There has been an online feud for a few weeks between Velvet Revolver’s Matt Sorum and lead singer (and Stone Temple Pilot front man) Scott Weiland tat stemmed from an altercation during a gig in Glasgow, Scotland.
It appears now that this was the beginning of the end as VR has officially offed the vocalist. Sorum wrote on his blog:
“[We] had a little band turmoil onstage, as you probably all could tell,” he wrote. “Being in a band is a lot like being in a relationship. Sometimes, you just don’t get along. I guess there has been more turmoil lately, with the cancellations and all. It has been frustrating; I am not going to lie. My career and life in rock and roll has come with its ups and downs. Unfortunately, some people in this business don’t realize how great of a life they have. Touring the world, meeting great people, and fans all over the world – and just playing music for a living. I feel truly blessed. But sometimes the road can be draining for some.
Weiland fired back in an interview with Blabbermouth.net using some pretty vicious language:
“The state of my family affairs is really none of [Sorum’s] business, since he is too immature to have a real relationship, let alone children. So don’t attempt to stand in a man’s shoes when you haven’t walked his path. I’ve made many attempts to remain cordial with the members of VR, but mainly, the likes of you. Funny though – this is your first band, as opposed to being a hired gun. I’ve been making records (now, on my ninth), which have sold over 35 million copies worldwide and have maintained a level of professionalism regardless of how many drugs I’ve ingested into my system. I have only canceled one tour during the entire course of my 16-year run and that was the ‘make-up’ Australia tour. Now, shall I open that can of worms, Matthew? Release the Kraken? Serve … volley! You canceled the Aussie tour in the fall because you went to rehab, but I won’t say why.
Ouch! I’ve heard rumblings of a Guns N Roses reunion with the band patching things up with lead singer, Axl Rose. We’ll see if that pans out.