Scott Weiland says supergroup Art Of Anarchy was ‘a scam from the beginning’

Ex-Stone Temple Pilots singer says he didn’t know the names of the other band members

Scott Weiland has said that the supergroup Art Of Anarchy featuring members of Guns N’ Roses and Disturbed was “a scam”.

Art Of Anarchy release their self-titled debut album on June 1, but Weiland has disassociated himself from them. He stated that, while he sang on parts of the album, he was never a full member and didn’t realise that the band features Guns N’ Roses guitarist Bumblefoot and Disturbed bassist John Moyer.

Former Stone Temple Pilots singer Weiland, whose new band The Wildabouts released their debut album ‘Blaster’ in March, told About: “I had them send me the files and I worked on them in the studio with my engineer. I wrote the lyrics and the melodies and sent them back. I didn’t even know what their names were. It was a scam from the beginning.”

Weiland claimed that, with his involvement over, Art Of Anarchy are still looking for a singer. He said: “As fate will have it, they don’t even have a lead singer. I’m not worried about it taking any thunder away from The Wildabouts.” The Wildabouts play a one-off UK date at London Garage on September 3.

In January, Bumblefoot told Rolling Stone that Weiland had worked on the album for two years, saying: “The more music the better. It’s what we do, right?” Art Of Anarchy also features twin brothers Vince and Jon Votta on drums and guitar respectively.