Sons Of Metallica & Stone Temple Pilots Members Reunite In Blu Weekend

Former Suspect208 members, Tye Trujillo, the son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, and Noah Weiland, the son of late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, have launched a new project called Blu Weekend. The band recently performed during the iHollywood Film Fest afterparty at the Woman’s Club Of Hollywood and they also took part in an interview on “The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show.” You can check out the latter below:

New Biopic On Late Stone Temple Pilots Frontman Scott Weiland In The Works

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a new biopic focusing on the life of the late Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) is currently in the works. The film, which is titled “Paper Heart,” will be based on his memoir “Not Dead & Not For Sale.”

Dark Pictures and producer Orian Williams began working on the movie after acquiring the rights to Weiland’s book from his estate. Jennifer Erwin, who co-founded Dark Pictures with Anne Beagan, will be writing the script for the biopic and she had the following to say about it:

“It’s an honor to have the trust to tell Scott’s story and the ability to portray the lesser known sides of him — the loving and tender man he was, the high school athlete he was, the melancholy soul he was and the legendary frontman that he will always be.”

Beagan continued:

“Scott was glamorous, complicated and wounded. His childhood had a big effect on his struggles with addiction.”

Williams added:

“We want to make the most authentic film possible about this remarkable artist. Beyond Scott’s page-turning memoir, connecting with those closest to Scott is important to get the details right.”

Suspect208, Featuring Sons Of Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, & Stone Temple Pilots Members, Premiere “All Black” Video

Suspect208, the band featuring singer Noah Weiland, the son of the late Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), bassist Tye Trujillo, the son of Robert Trujillo (Metallica), drummer London Hudson, the son of Slash (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), and guitarist Niko Tsangaris (Classless Act), have premiered a new video for their new song “All Black.” You can check that out below:

Sons Of Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, & Stone Temple Pilots Members Launch New Band Suspect208

Singer Noah Weiland, the son of the late Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), bassist Tye Trujillo, the son of Robert Trujillo (Metallica), drummer London Hudson, the son of Slash (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), and guitarist Niko Tsangaris (Classless Act) have launched a new band called Suspect208. You can stream their debut single “Long Awaited” below:

Scott Weiland’s Widow Is Selling His Velvet Revolver-Era Hats On eBay

Scott Weiland’s (Stone Temple Pilots, etc.) widow Jamie Weiland is selling a couple of his Velvet Revolver-era hats on eBay. According to her, she is unable to keep them “due to some not fun changes in [her] life.”

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[via Blabbermouth]

Myles Kennedy Says He Was Approached About Joining Velvet Revolver Two Different Times

During an interview with 90.3 WMSC FM, Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, Slash) revealed that he was actually approached about joining Velvet Revolver twice. The first time was before the late Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) joined and the second time was after Weiland left the group.

Kennedy said the following:

“Well, they’d reached out and asked if I’d be interested in auditioning. So, long story short, I respectfully declined, but I was beyond honored that they thought of me. For whatever reason, it didn’t feel like it would work at that point. That was the right move, ’cause I think that when Scott Weiland got in the mix, I was, like, ‘Oh, yeah. That’s the guy.’ I really love that band, actually; I thought those records were really cool. I thought he had just kind of a dangerous vibe that suited what they were doing.”

He also added:

“It’s interesting: there were two times. So, the first time, Slash reached out. He doesn’t even remember this, but in 2002 — I think it was the summer or fall of 2002, before Weiland was even in the mix — I remember my manager had called me at the time and he said, ‘You might be getting a call from somebody in this camp, because they’re looking for singers.’ But I was blown away when I picked up the phone and Slash was on the other end of the line. And then, about seven years later, after they had parted ways with Scott and ALTER BRIDGE was on hiatus, they reached out. So, yeah, there were two times. But I never auditioned — it was just something that had been talked about and never came to fruition.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Scott Weiland’s Estate Ordered To Pay $4,000 A Month To The Late Singer’s Children

According to MyNewsLA.com, a judge has ordered the estate of the late Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver) to pay his children (Noah, 17, and Lucy, 15) $4,000 a month until they turn 18. The payments will only stop if they die, become legally emancipated or if the estate is terminated. The children’s mother, Weiland’s ex-wife Mary Weiland, filed court documents saying the estate was worth $1.6 million with an average annual royalties income of nearly $265,000. Aside from that, the estate has a $645,5000 debt to City National Bank and is also working to resolve a “significant federal creditor” claim for $700,000.

Members Of Art Of Anarchy File A $1.2 Million Lawsuit Against Their Frontman Scott Stapp

According to SIlive.com, Vice Inc., whose chief executive officer and principal executive officer are Art Of Anarchy’s Jonathan Votta and Vince Votta, have filed a $1.2 million dollar lawsuit against frontman Scott Stapp (Creed, etc.) for allegedly breaching his contract by not touring with the band and not taking part in promotional photo and video shoots, as well as publicity events. The claim also says that the group, who also feature John Moyer (Disturbed) and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), lost their recording contract with Century Media due to Stapp failing to fulfill his contractual obligations. Vice also say that they loaned Stapp $200,000, which he never repayed. He also only played 18 dates with the band in 2017, and never showed up for a video shoot on the deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on the Hudson River in Manhattan in October 2017. Stapp joined the band in 2016 as a replacement for the late Scott Weiland, who was also sued by Art Of Anarchy for similar reasons. In that case, the band wanted to recover the $230,000 they paid him, plus an additional $20 million for damages. Prior to his death, Weiland called the group a scam and counter-sued.

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Stone Temple Pilots’ Dean DeLeo Opens Up About Scott Weiland & Chester Bennington

Stone Temple Pilots’s Dean DeLeo was recently interviewed by Guitar World to discuss the 25th anniversary edition of “Core.“ During the chat, he also opened up about the band’s former singers Scott Weiland, who overdosed in 2015, and Chester Bennington (Linkin Park), who took his own life in July.

DeLeo said the following:

“It was very sad digging into those demos. It took me right back to the rehearsal room, and to all the memories. You know, Scott and I were roommates back then. We rented a house out in Highland Park. And we lived together while writing and recording and touring that first record. And…yeah, man, it was such a different scenario from Chester because, Chester, that was very, very sudden. And unexpected. Whereas it was the complete opposite with Scott. It was, you know, a 12-, 14-year suicide.

But I’ll tell you what, man, Scott was just an incredible human being. An incredibly gifted and talented human being. I mean, you saw the guy’s body, right? He was like a genetic masterpiece. So strong. And whatever he did, it was like, “You wanna go hit golf balls?” And he’s hitting them 200 yards, straight. “Let’s go waterskiing.” He’s just shredding it. He was just that guy.

Whatever he did he was really, really good at. And I’ll fucking say this loud and proud: Scott Weiland was one of the best lyricists of our time. His lyrics and his melodies and his delivery…he was the fucking best, man. It was an honor to be onstage with that cat. And it was an amazing place to be there with him while writing a song. I miss that guy. I miss the guy he was. I’ve missed him for about 15 years.”

He also added the following about Bennington:

“You know, we lost an angel, man. We lost an angel. [pauses] I loved Chester dearly, man. He was just an exquisite guy. I really, really loved him. And I’m really, really going to miss him for the rest of my days.”

Head to Guitar World to read the full interview in which he also discusses touring with Megadeth in the ’90’s and more.

Legal Action Filed For Scott Weiland’s Children After Companies Use Their Late Father’s Name Without Permission

According to My News LA, Scott Weiland’s (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver) former wife Mary Weiland has filed lawsuits against Merchbar Inc., RageOn! Inc., OldGlory.com, Red Fox Ink and Officially Licensed Gear in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of their teenage children Noah and Lucy. The lawsuits come as a result of the companies using the late singer’s name without consent. Head to My News LA to read more.