SCOTT WEILAND Says Some Journalists Are 'Lucky' He's On Probation

VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland (ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS) had a surprise 37th birthday party thrown in his honor at The Little Door in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday (Oct. 27). Check out pictures from Wire Image.

In other news, Weiland gave a rare interview to the Houston Chronicle last week in which he talked about his life as a celebrity and his constant battles with the press. Several excerpts from the interview follow:

On being a celebrity:

"I live my life under a microscope, and I do not enjoy it. If some rock stars could live their life in a store-front window, I think they would. That's not the way I like to live because of some of the things that have happened in my life."

On music journalists:

"There was a time when I had a lot of respect for music journalists and the music press in general. Now, it's basically a bunch of bull.

"This new form of rock journalism is nothing different than US Weekly or any other celebrity magazine.

"I got this reputation that precedes me and I don't give a (expletive deleted). But I don't think it's fair for my wife and kid to be judged unfairly at school PTA meetings, the grocery store and the neighborhood because of some journalist who wants to tell tall tales.

"I'd like to come after some journalists with a ball-peen hammer. They are lucky I'm on probation right now."

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