Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland joined the Mike on Much podcast to discuss recent drugs claims:
“It (social media) makes all the haters think they have a voice and a reason to be negative. People can say whatever bullsh*t they want and claim that I’m back on drugs when it’s been thirteen years since I’ve been on drugs.”
“That bothers me. I think that there are certain people that hold that perception and I educate them once but if they continue to talk about it then I really don’t give a f**k.”
Weiland also took time to criticize organize religion during the interview when speaking of the meaning of “Circles”, one of the tracks on his newest album Blaster.
“(Circles) is about organized religion. I don’t buy into organized religion and I think it’s hogwash. I believe in spirituality but organized religion? No. I think it’s destructive and causes war, famine and overpopulation.”
It should be noted that this interview was recorded several months ago but was just released to the public yesterday.
2015 has been a tumultuous year for former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland; despite releasing the moderately well received album, Blaster, with The Wildabouts, Weiland’s guitarist, Jeremy Brown, passed away at the age of 34 on the eve of the album’s release. In addition, Weiland has seen a barrage of negative press surrounding his on-and-off stage antics.
However, it appears as if Weiland is restrategizing and moving forward, promising a new track titled “Back to the City”, a new American leg of the Blaster tour, and a new mobile phone application and content delivery system designed by Google Play architect Tim Quirk. Declaring the upcoming multimedia campaign to be a “rebirth”, Weiland issued the following press release via his official Facebook:
Multi-platinum singer/songwriter of Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver, Scott Weiland hits the road with his band The Wildabouts (Tommy Black bass guitar, Joey Castillo drums, Nick Maybury guitar) for an extended tour this fall in support of the release of their full length record BLASTER (Softdrive/INgrooves) in App form developed by Google Play architect Tim Quirk (Freeform App). This cutting edge delivery platform will feature a previously unreleased track “Back To The City”, which finds Scott & The Wildabouts laying down a dark, thick, hook filled, must listen prime cut. “This tour is about making a connection. We’ll perform the hits for the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver fans. I made BLASTER for them, but it is fresh; we’ve made an album that can resonate, and attract a whole new group of fans. It’s a rebirth,” stated Weiland.
The official tour will be preceded by and exclusive engagement on October 5th at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, California. If you did not get tickets, sorry, the show sold out in minutes, and a lucky few will get a chance to engage Scott in a Q &A, as well as experience the Wildabouts up close and personal.
Check out this rock icon’s rebirth, as Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts take their brand of rock music out on the road in the U.S.A.
New dates listed under Tour Dates. And more to come…