Weiland Unleashes The Kraken On Sorum!
25th Mar 2008 | 10:20
Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland announced the band's split then lashed out at his drummer for protesting!
The unpredictable frontman dropped the bombshell at a show in Glasgow last week that this would be "the last tour by Velvet Revolver."
He then threw a wobbly and ran off stage while his band mates looked on bemused.
With Weiland's recent stints in rehab and his rejoining former band Stone Temple Pilots for a reunion this summer, specualtion that it's all over for VR is now all but confirmed.
VR drummer Matt Sorum posted on the band's website the following day...
"So last night was interesting. Had a little band turmoil on stage, as you probably all could tell. Being in a band is a lot like being in a relationship. Sometimes you just don't get along. I guess there has been more turmoil lately, I guess, with the cancellations and all. It has been frustrating, I am not going to lie.
He continued: "Everybody could see who was unhappy last night, but all I can say is let's keep the rock alive, people!!!! In this life, you just pick up and keep moving. And don't ever let anybody stand in your way."
Weiland promptly issued a scathing response, accusing Sorum of being hypocritical and 'immature.'
"Don't attempt to stand in a man's shoes when you haven't walked his path. I've made many attempts to remain cordial with the members of VR, but mainly, the likes of you. Funny though — this is your FIRST band, as opposed to being a hired gun. I've been making records (now on my ninth), which have sold over 35 million copies worldwide and have maintained a level of professionalism regardless of how many drugs I've ingested into my system. I have only cancelled one tour during the entire course of my 16-year run and that was the 'make-up' Australia tour. Now, shall I open that can of worms, Matthew? Release the Kraken?"
He then accused Sorum of entering into rehab himself for undisclosed reasons. Saucer of milk, Scott?