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.”