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Date: Jul 16 20:45:02 2009
Slash rips Scott Weiland in new interview


Former Guns n' Roses guitarist Slash sat down recently for an interview with Classic Rock Magazine.  In the interview he talked about his latest band Velvet Revolver's split with former Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland and his decision to do a solo album. Below is a sample of what he had to say.


Slash: "Now at this point I can talk about it. I always support whatever group I'm playing with - I'll never say anything bad about them while I'm in it. But fuckin' Velvet Revolver - that was the toughest five years, dealing with that band, just because of the obvious [Weiland], and really, really bad management. Joke management for the entire time.

"For some reason, in that entire five years, I could never be happy. I could never get comfortable and happy with it because it was such a fucking mess. That last tour in the U.K. was the first time I ever had any fun in that band - because I knew that Scott was leaving and it was a huge relief.

"But, all things considered, Scott to me is now like George Bush - y'know, I like him now that he's not here. I have nothing bad to say about Scott, but he doesn't work well with others in a group situation. So towards the end I had written a bunch of music and there were a lot of restrictions because of him writing in Velvet and a lot of stuff that I wanted to do was just sort of squelched. Y'know, 'Slither' happened and 'Fall To Pieces' and a couple of other songs I wrote, but it didn't have the direction that the group - especially before Scott came into it - really set off in. Especially on that last record - which I still think is a good record, but was a lot mellower than [I would have liked].

"Anyway, so I was writing a lot of material and on that last U.K. tour I started taping a lot of stuff and when I got home I was like, 'I need to get away from this group situation - I just need to be in control of something and do things my own way.' So it was a relief. And we'll see - it's not really about trying to make the biggest record in the world, but I will support it. I'll go out there and do what I have to do to make sure that people go out there and listen to it 'cause I think it's a cool record."

To read the entire interview, Click Here.



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