Velvet Revolver star pays tribute to brother

Scott Weiland says his sibling inspired new album

Velvet Revolver’s Scott Weiland paid tribute to his brother – who died recently – during the first show of his band’s US tour on Thursday (May 3) at the Avalon Hollywood Club.

Michael Weiland died of a drug overdose during the recording of ’Libertad’, and a brother of drummer Matt Sorum died about the same time in similar circumstances.

Weiland told the crowd: “It literally crushed us. It made this record happen for both of us.”

The band then played a version of Pink Floyd’s ’Wish You Were Here’ to a background of video footage of Michael Weiland.

Velvet Revolver previewed a host of new material at the gig, including forthcoming single ’She Builds Quick Machines’, ’The Last Flight’, ‘Get Out The Door’ and ’Just Sixteen’, reports Reuters.