Former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland has distanced himself from the new supergroup Art of Anarchy, confirming that while he did record vocals and worked on some videos with the group, he won’t be acting as their frontman when they go on tour.
Art of Anarchy made themselves known this week boasting an all-star lineup which includes Scott Weiland, Disturbed bassist John Moyer, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal and twin brothers Jon and Vince Votta. They even announced their debut album. However, according to a new Facebook post from Weiland, his involvement in the group may have been overstated.
“I just saw some press about a side project called art of anarchy that I worked on last year – I wrote and put my vocals down for these guys and had fun doing a couple of videos too, we had a lot of fun,” he writes. Weiland then adds, somewhat passive-aggressively, “When they find their front man to hit the road and play some dates, check them out. In the meantime, if you want to check out where I’m at RIGHT NOW, check out my band, SCOTT WEILAND AND THE WILDABOUTS.”
In their earlier press release, Art of Anarchy explain that Votta approached Bumblefoot with the idea of putting together a “unique new rock band that would have people talking”. It was then that they approached Weiland, who they described as “the ideal singer to handle the band’s musical diversity.”
“Once Weiland was on-board, the band was completed by the aggressive, precise, melodic bass of career-rocker John Moyer,” it continues, before adding that 2015 is going to be a big year for the new outfit.
Art of Anarchy are yet to reply to Scott Weiland’s comments. Art of Anarchy’s debut album is slated for release in the American Spring, which means we can expect it to land at some point between March and May, around the same time Weiland’s debut LP with the Wildabouts, Blaster, is expected to drop.
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