Scott Weiland‘s former bandmates in VELVET REVOLVER — guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner — have released the following statement regarding the singer’s death:
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of our old friend and bandmate, Scott Weiland. We experienced a good chunk of life with Scott, and even in his darkest times, we all had hope and love for him. His artistry will live on, of that there is no doubt.
“Deepest condolences and sadness are for his children, Noah and Lucy.
“We all travelled around this world together on tour; our band, wives, and kids… and we grew to a big family that still remains to this day. It’s just so sad and brutal from any perspective.
“Rest in peace, Scott.”
Weiland joined VELVET REVOLVER, which featured ex-GUNS N’ ROSES members Slash, McKagan and Sorum plus guitarist Dave Kushner, after he left STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. They recorded two albums — 2004’s “Contraband” and 2007’s “Libertad” — before the band kicked him out for his drug addiction issues.
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