Scott Weiland and Velvet Revolver to Reunite for Benefit Concert

2011-12-30

Story by Anne Erickson

Velvet Revolver to team with former singer Scott Weiland for benefit show

They said it would never happen, but it’s confirmed that Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland will once again perform with his Guns N’ Roses comrades in Velvet Revolver for an upcoming gig. The reunion is for a great cause: Velvet Revolver — whose debut lineup included Weiland singing alongside Guns N’ Roses rockers Slash, Dave Kushner, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorumfrom — will play at a benefit concert called, “Love You Madly: A Concert For John O’Brien,” on Thursday, Jan. 12, at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif. The show is expected to be a one-off.

Drummer Matt Sorum confirmed the news via Twitter yesterday (Dec. 29): “Doing a special night for John O’Brien who passed away recently. An amazing musician and cool guy. Velvet Revolver will perform with Scott Weiland.” Other big names booked for the benefit show include Adam Levine and James Valentine from Maroon, Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine, Sheryl Crow, Stephen Stills and the Forest Rangers.

Four years have passed since Velvet Revolver and Weiland called it quits, and while it was a rough road for a while, since then, the guys have seemed friendly. Weiland reunited with Stone Temple Pilots for massive touring right as his run with Velvet Revolver was winding down, and STP have toured regularly since then. Weiland also released a traditional Christmas album this year, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Meanwhile, Velvet Revolver have taken a hiatus to search for a new lead vocalist. Stone Temple Pilots fans surely hope this Weiland-Velvet Revolver reunion stays a one-off, so Weiland can get back to recording new music with the Pilots. Only time will tell. What are your thoughts on Weiland joining back up with Velvet Revolver?

 




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