Velvet Revolver to Break Up?

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Velvet Revolver
WRITTEN BY
William Goodman

It appears Velvet Revolver's current U.K. tour may actually be the death knell for this supergroup of seasoned hard rockers. According to a Blabbermouth report (via the Daily Swarm), last week during a gig in Glasgow frontman Scott Weiland told fans, "You're watching something special... the last tour by Velvet Revolver." In response, drummer Matt Sorum filed a blog vaguely discussing the band's internal disputes, and now Weiland has responded, airing out Velvet Revolver's dirty laundry -- and it's ugly.

"I've made many attempts to remain cordial with the members of VR, but mainly, the likes of you [Sorum]... [I] 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..."

Ouch! And there's more from Weiland: "You deserve to hear Velvet Revolver playing... not certain individuals singing along to get a muddied up sound... It's a shame... we were a gang. But ego and jealousy can get the better of anyone. I wish the best and plan to annihilate the stage in the last few shows."

As for Stone Temple Pilots' reunion, Weiland ends with a brief and promising note: "We did an STP photo shoot before this tour and it was fun, inspiring, and it gave me that thrill -- that feeling that got my rocks off from the get-go."

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