STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland has been officially selected as the vocalist for the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum. According to Arlett Vereecke, the publicist for the group, "no official band name" has yet been chosen for the project, which was previously rumored to be calling itself RELOADED.
The band, which also includes ex-LOADED/WASTED YOUTH guitarist Dave Kushner, recently contributed a cover of PINK FLOYD's "Money" to the soundtrack of director F. Gary Gray's remake of the 1969 British crime comedy "The Italian Job". Meanwhile, an original song by the group, titled "Set Me Free", has been selected to appear in the upcoming film adaptation of "The Hulk" as well as on the accompanying soundtrack. The soundtrack, due on June 17, originally consisted only of the music score by Danny Elfman, but a deal struck two weeks ago will make "Set Me Free" the only vocal song to appear on the Decca/UMG CD.
The announcement of Scott's addition to the band comes three days after Weiland pleaded not guilty to drug charges in Burbank, California, following an arrest last month on two felony counts of possession of heroin and cocaine.
To comment on a
story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of
does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.
reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).