Velvet Revolver to Break Up?

Velvet Revolver
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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