November 19, 2007 12:15

Velvet Revolver frontman to write memoir?

Scott Weiland says the prospect is daunting

Velvet Revolver frontman to write memoir?
Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland has revealed that he has signed a publishing deal to write his autobiography.

The singer, who also fronted the band Stone Temple Pilots, said that the prospect of writing the book is overwhelming.

"It's a weird thing," he told Reuters backstage at the American Music Awards. "You make a lot of records, write a lot of songs, but all of a sudden you go into a whole different vein, and it's a little bit scary to dive into."

Weiland was with his bandmate Slash when he made the announcement. The former Guns N' Roses guitarist just completed a memoir of his own, and gave Weiland some advice, saying: "Just jump in, and once you get going you can't stop."

Weiland will reportedly collaborate on the memoir with David Ritz, who has co-written several music-related autobiographies with artists including Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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