An American Stone Temple Pilots tour was postponed last month due to Weiland’s continuing throat problems. “My voice was shot,” Weiland says. “I’ve been on the road nonstop ever since I got in with Velvet Revolver. We over-toured this last STP record. Sometimes it begins to feel like you’re punching a clock. A lot of times I told them that we had to stop because my voice was giving out. Finally, an ear, nose and throat specialist put a camera down my throat. One of my vocal chords was strong – like overly strong – but the other one was very weak. He was afraid that I was going to do irreparable harm.”
Weiland finds the whole situation very frustrating. “This isn’t about any finger pointing, but there was a lack of communication,” he says. “Things slip by and they slip through the cracks, and that can’t happen. There would be no Christmas record and no STP records or concerts if my voice was destroyed.”
Weiland also stated in the interview that he plans to take a break following the Christmas and STP tours.