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Slash Reveals Details Behind Velvet Revolver's Split With Scott Weiland

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Guitar World spoke exclusively with Slash in New York on April 17th, while he was in town to perform a benefit show with Tom Morello, Jerry Cantrell and Perry Farrell.

The guitarist discussed VELVET REVOLVER’s split with singer Scott Weiland: “We had gotten to that point where we were resigned to the fact that we weren’t going to be working with Scott anymore, even before we left for the last leg of the tour,” says Slash. “So when he said all that stuff onstage [at a gig in Scotland Weiland announced to fans that they were witnessing the group’s last tour] we were sort of surprised. Because we had no intention of breaking the band up. It might have been the last show for him, but it wasn’t the last show for Velvet Revolver."

On the fact that Weiland released a statement alleging “certain individuals” were singing along with him onstage: “Scott was under the impression that our drum tech was singing during the set, which was why he walked offstage at that show. We convinced him that wasn’t happening, but then the next night he said that Matt [Sorum] was doing it. He was firmly convinced that was happening, which it wasn’t.”

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1. 7dustrulesall writes:

I really hope that this is gonna end quickly because, it's gonna get old fast. I really dont care about this band drama.

# Apr 23, 2008 @ 8:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Jackrum writes:

Talk about paranoia, OMG people at my gig are singing along, i cant take it.. what a bloody pansy,

# Apr 24, 2008 @ 5:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BoltThrower writes:

What a diva.

# Apr 24, 2008 @ 7:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Kalis_wrath writes:

Um... Correct me if I am wrong, but is not it a sign of a great show when people are moved to the point of singing along?

# Apr 24, 2008 @ 12:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Farthammer writes:

Hehehe, fukked up Weiland. He oughta be perma-rehabbed.

# Apr 24, 2008 @ 1:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Red_Chord writes:

It was actually me singing along from backstage, but what he really didn't like about it was the lyrics : Scott is not a man, he's a giiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirl, he's paranoiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid and delusionaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal and itching for some smaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack...

# Apr 24, 2008 @ 1:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. F### THERECORdF###THEPEOPLe writes:

Scott Weiland is a F!@#ing fa**ot!!!!

# Apr 24, 2008 @ 2:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. YAZDAN writes:

www.yazdankm.persianblog.ir

# Apr 24, 2008 @ 3:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. KoRNBoY writes:

nAh mAyNe DeY wAs f***iNg uP hIs LeEt PeRfOrMaNcE,,;D n0b0dEh SpEaKs wHeN tEh sCoTt hAs sUmThIn tEh sAy ;D yE bRUh aYo mAYNE aYo f0 ReAlZ mAYnE tRUe StoRy bRuDdA ;D

# Apr 24, 2008 @ 5:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BLACKDOG writes:

He's got a serious issue.The first sighn of serious addiction unfounded PARANOIA !!!!

# Apr 26, 2008 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. EpicNeckbeard writes:

I heard the reason Weiland split from VR was because his bandmates weren't supportive of his pursuit of being the next American Idol. That's just what I heard.

# Apr 27, 2008 @ 8:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. KoRNBoY writes:

^^ rAfA :D y0u mUsTa hEaRd iT fRoM y0 MoM'S HuGe HaiRy d*** hUh mAYNE ;D

# Apr 27, 2008 @ 1:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. DeathInEye writes:

Can't there be a rule or standard that people need to type in a legible, coherent manner?!

And on Scott, not to say I agree with the situation, or the band at all, but these are severe symptoms of addiction and/or withdrawals. Either way I don't think he is fit to be touring anymore. The drugs caught up to him and he needs to face that, take more time off and make sure he is absolutely sober and strong enough to resist drugs before doing anything as strenuous as touring again.

# Apr 27, 2008 @ 1:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. dszfsz writes:

who cares about weiland, a band as talented as velvet deserves abetter singer anyways, like eric dover, he's way better than that fag scott
((by the way, how come kornboy types like a retard?))

# May 16, 2008 @ 12:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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