DUFF MCKAGAN SAYS HE FEELS SORRY FOR SCOTT WEILAND

Ex-Velvet Revolver/Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan discussed Scott Weiland in a new interview with The Huffington Post.

The Huffington Post: Any chance for a Velvet Revolver reunion?

Duff: We’ll see. We didn’t call it a day. I don’t think we’ll ever do anything with Scott. I love that guy but I feel sorry for him.

Velvet Revolver disbanded in 2008 after splitting with frontman Scott Weiland, who re-joined STP. The band have tried to find a new singer but have been unsuccessful, leaving the band inactive.

Also in Scott Weiland news, today is the legendary Stone Temple Pilots singer’s 44th birthday. Happy birthday Scott!

  • steph

    Duff needs to elaborate. What are his reasons for feeling sorry for Scott?? Scott is a successful rock star in one of the biggest bands of the 90’s, STP, and was in a supergroup, Velvet Revolver. What’s to feel sorry about?

  • VedderChick

    He probably feels sorry for him because of his drug problems, that’s exactly what comes to mind when I think of Scott Weiland.

  • Kris

    Yeah, I agree with Steph. The only reference I can think of is Scott’s past struggle with drugs maybe? I don’t know but yeah, elaboration would help.

  • Shwax

    Duff wouldn’t feel sorry for Scott because of drugs because Duff had his own drug struggles.

  • missy

    Scott is hopefully over his addictions. But what Duff probably means is that maybe he could see different problems with Scott. Maybe Scott’s persona or private life isn’t in the healthiest shape, or maybe he has had to deal with a lot of shit as exposed in his new book. That is what I think Duff meant. Also remember every day is a struggle for Scott, it only takes one small mistake to go and fuck it up again.

  • Robert

    I always love Duff and it sucks that Scott stills struggle with his addiction.

  • Junior

    “Duff needs to elaborate. What are his reasons for feeling sorry for Scott?? Scott is a successful rock star in one of the biggest bands of the 90?s, STP, and was in a supergroup, Velvet Revolver. What’s to feel sorry about?” This is the most close minded shit that I’ve ever read. Either you’re in denial because you’re offended by someone “feeling sorry” for an artist you like, or you’re justreally that ignorant to the fact that there are way more aspects of a persons life outside of what we “know” as fans. How many artists have or have had these same things going for them but lost it all to drugs & women & all of lifes many pressures? But he’s a successful rock star so none of that affects him? No need for Duff to elaborate on anything. I feel sorry for Scott too just from the personal shit that he has let the public know about throughout his career. There’s no telling what else Duff knows about him that we don’t. Some things shouldn’t be elaborated on.

  • be

    gay singer Scott Weiland = shitty, shitty voice, this guy is a real waste

  • anti_troll

    Just because you are in a big name band that makes a lot money it doesn’t mean that you are automatically “happy”. Drug addiction, personal problems, etc. are all evident and Duff probably knows most of what’s going on with Scott cause they spent so much time together. Who are we to judge whether Scott should be happy or not based on his biggest accomplishments? I wish him the best, but clearly their is still bad shit happening in his life

  • Recluse

    Brett, you’re just like the rest of the media… Duff isn’t the one that needs to elaborate necessarily. Brett is going for the headline to draw you all in.

  • pretty penny

    In the Velvet Rev vid for Falling Down it’s Duff who saves Scott, and I think some of that is autobiographical

  • Ulysses aka read2achieve

    pretty penny said:
    In the Velvet Rev vid for Falling Down it’s Duff who saves Scott, and I think some of that is autobiographical

    lol you mean “Fall to Pieces”
    to be honest i think its scott’s behaviour as a bandmate. maybe thats what duff feels sorry about.
    either way, scott is an awesome singer and is one of my influences vocally.

  • cosmicatomic

    It’s kind of common sense as to why Duff would feel sorry for Weiland. No need to elaborate. Unless you’re clueless or you’re head is in the sand.

  • missy

    scott can sing

  • Kevin

    Scott feels bad for Duff because Robert Deleo is a better bassist than he is.

  • missy

    @kevin hahahahahahahahahha he can’t lick duff’s boots.

  • pretty penny

    hey I just noticed that Duiff and Scott’s wife look weirdly similar in the Fall to Pieces video–!
    plus Scott needs to stop or drastically cut his tobacco smoking if he wants to keep a good voice

  • JETSONIC69

    I heard that Scott Weiland DOESNT GIVE A FUCK ABOUT HOW DUFF feels! Its not entirely Scotts fault that Velver Revolver broke up , it was tensions between their drummer Matt Sorum and Scott, if anything , Duff and Slash were really on Scott’s side. In my honest opinion, if Velver Revolver really want a great new lead singer? I heard that Chris Cornell is now doing solo stuff again, maybe he can sing for the band :)

    After his recent Soundgarden reunion, that came after Chris and his other band Audioslave broke up :) haha , its like the same story

    How about Audioslave and Velver Revolver team up together?? AUDIO REVOLVER :) HAHAHA

    SO THAT MEANS , HALF OF RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE ( there goes Zack again ) HOOK UP WITH MEMBERS OF GUNS N ROSES = AUDIO REVOLVER :)

  • Roxxane D’troyt

    interviewed Duff in the 80’s he is as dumb as a box of rocks!! glad your clean, but damn you’re stupid..

    • Janet Dust

      he’s richer than you in life. nice home, beautiful children and wife, 4 bands and 2 books he’s written and he makes millions. I dont think he’s stupid at all. Problem is your on the outside looking in!

    • Ann Anderson

      Duff was a massive alcoholic and cocaine addict in the 80’s. He is very intelligent and made up for lost time since permanently becoming clean and sober in 1994. He was very likely drunk and/or high when you interviewed him. Read his two books (excellent reads) especially his first : It’s So Easy and Other Lies. It leaves little doubt that he was heavily under the influence. He currently is one semester shy of graduating from Seattle University with a bachelor’s degree of business and started and owns a wealth management firm for musicians called “Meridian Rock”.

  • https://twitter.com/RedBurtley Red Burtley

    This is an article? Ha!