Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron

It’s a law of rock that a supergroup will split up superacrimoniously, and you’ve probably heard that’s what happened this year with Velvet Revolver: Scott Weiland ditched the band to return to Stone Temple Pilots, leaving the rest of the group to look for a lead singer again (and bat away rumors that they’d reunite with Axl Rose). So with STP currently on the road, however rockily, I thought it’d be a fine time to put this article in the archives: a Velvet Revolver profile I wrote back in 2004, before they hated each other. (Fans take sides too: the audience at one show I attended started chanting “Fuck Axl!” Slash’s response: “Is that really necessary?”) In the four years after this article was published, Weiland’s troubles with addiction, rehab, and arrests recurred. And Chinese Democracy still hasn’t come out.

posted 25 June 2008 in Archives, Articles and tagged , , , . no comments yet

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