Slash on Velvet Revolver reunion: 'Scott Weiland is out of his mind'

Guitarist hits back at singer's claims that he is set to re-join the band after being kicked out in 2008

Slash on Velvet Revolver reunion: 'Scott Weiland is out of his mind'

Photo: PA

Slash has denied claims by former Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland that he is set to re-join the band.

Appearing on Minneapolis radio station 93x this morning, the former Guns N' Roses guitarist hit back at Weiland's comments this weekend that the original band were getting back together.

"He's out of his mind," Slash said of Weiland's claims. "There's been a common rumour going around, I know that he's been positive on that subject. Maybe they know something I don't know." He added: "I have absolutely no intention of going back to that…We have no intention of going backwards."

The band, which includes former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Matt Sorum, and Duff McKagan, has been on the search for a new frontman since Weiland was kicked out of the band in 2008.

In an interview with ABC News Radio yesterday, Weiland claimed that he had reunited with the band: "We’ve all grown a lot," he said, "We're able to put egos and differences and old…conflicts aside and so that's really cool."

He added that the band had already begun writing their third studio album as a follow up to 2007's 'Libertad' and that they could tour in the autumn, a claim that Slash has also denied.

In January, the band reunited in Los Angeles for a one-off set at a tribute gig for the late composer and music supervisor John O'Brien. Among the four-song performance, was a cover of Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here'.

Read More On This Artist

Velvet Revolver Merchandise
More News
Will Butler shares new Christmas song 'Christmas 2014' - listen
Gucci Mane releases Christmas album
Google to start publishing lyrics online
Sleaford Mods criticise UKIP and cereal "jesters" in alternative Christmas Queen's...
Thom Yorke tops list of most legally downloaded artists on BitTorrent in 2014
Fat White Family share new song for Christmas - watch
Radio 1 boss George Ergatoudis: 'There's no reason why there couldn't be a new...
Gerard Way: 'I miss the theatricality of My Chemical Romance'
14 more songs from Madonna's upcoming album leak online, including Pharrell collaboration
St Vincent hosts radio show for BBC 6 Music's 'Three Wise Women' Christmas...
The War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel: 'I didn't like the way Mark Kozelek criticised...
Avril Lavigne denies rumours that she's in rehab
Prince shares lyric video for 'ANOTHERLOVE' - watch
Arctic Monkeys share short documentary film to mark end of 'AM' world tour
Wale and A-Trak release new Seinfeld-themed 'Festivus' mixtape
Madonna asks fans not to listen to her leaked album tracks
Bryan Ferry's son Merlin injured in car crash
One Direction sing 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots - watch
Footage emerges of a young Björk telling the nativity story - watch
Kanye West impersonator turns 'Yeezus' into a Christmas album - listen
$39 million settlement reached for 2011 Sugarland stage collapse which killed seven
Darkside's Dave Harrington joined by Antlers' frontman for Joni Mitchell cover - listen

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM