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:

Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler & Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith To Be Honored At Adopt The Arts’ Eighth Annual Benefit Concert

Adopt The Arts, the organization co-founded by Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.), have announced that their 2020 benefit concert will be held at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA on May 12. The show will launch this year’s “Sound And Vision Awards,” which will honor Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, and visual artist Shepard Fairey. In addition to Sorum, the event will also feature performances from Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Dave Kushner (ex-Velvet Revolver), John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), and producer Andrew Watt (Post Malone, Ozzy Osbourne). Sorum said the following:

“Doing these annual events for Adopt the Arts are always rewarding with so many great artists stepping in to help out. I’m very grateful for all of my musician and artist friends who I’ve met throughout my career that believe in this organization. I feel this year might be our best yet with the great Chad Smith and Geezer Butler along with the incredible Shepard Fairey as our honorees. This show is going to Rock!”

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]

Ministry, Tenacious D, Stitched Up Heart, Etc. Members Added To Second Annual “Above Ground” Benefit Concert

More artists have been added to the second annual “Above Ground” benefit concert. The event will take place at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on September 16 and the updated lineup includes: Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), Billy Idol, Billy Morrison (Billy Idol), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Jack Black (Tenacious D), Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Juliette Lewis, Steve Vai, Mike Garson (David Bowie), Brad Wilk (Prophets Of Rage/Rage Against The Machine), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Carmine Rojas (David Bowie), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Franky Perez (Deadland Ritual), Twiggy, Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), Mixi Demner (Stitched Up Heart), Jason Christopher (Prong), Etty Lauy Farrell (Kind Heaven Orchestra), Erik Eldenius (Billy Idol), Paul Trudeau (Billy Idol), Donovan Leitch, and Julie Mintz. As previously reported, the all-star band will be playing David Bowie’s “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars” and The Stooges’ self-titled debut album in full. Profits will be donated to MusiCares.

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.

Slipknot, Anthrax, Limp Bizkit, The Offspring, Etc. Members To Cover 80s Songs At Upcoming Benefit Show

A special “Strange 80s 2” benefit concert will be held at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on October 12 and it will feature a number of musicians covering various 80s songs. All of the proceeds will go towards 320 Changes Direction. Here’s who will perform: Noodles (The Offspring), Adrian Young (No Doubt), Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy/The Damned Things), Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour), Scott Ian (Anthrax/The Damned Things), Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), Deryck Whibley (Sum 41), Frank Zummo (Sum 41), Dave Kusher (ex-Velvet Revolver), Jaret Reddick (Bowling For Soup), Dan Konopka (OK Go), Chris Kirkpatrick (*NSYNC), The Regrettes, Marko DeSantis (Sugarcult), Pearl Aday, Carré Callaway (Queen Kwong), Richard Patrick (Filter), Jonathan Radtke (ex-Filter), Steel Panther, and Telle Smith (The Word Alive).

Watch Guns N’ Roses Perform Velvet Revolver’s “Slither”

During Guns N’ Roses’ June 3 show in Berlin, Germany, the band rocked a cover of Velvet Revolver’s “Slither.” You can see footage of that below. This news comes after a 15-second clip of the group rehearsing the track surfaced online.

Nikki Sixx, Scott Ian, Etc. Perform AC/DC & Mötley Crüe Classics At “AC/DC Comedy & Rock Show: A Tribute To Bon Scott”

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Rudy Sarzo, Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), etc. all took part in the “AC/DC Comedy & Rock Show: A Tribute To Bon Scott” event on April 3 at the Avalon in Hollywood, California. Rock and roll comedian Dean Delray organized the show, which featured comedy from him, Bill Burr, Marc Maron, and Joey Diaz, as well as the all-star band playing AC/DC’s “Powerage” in full. It wasn’t just limited to “Powerage” though. The artists also rocked tracks like “Night Prowler” off of “Highway To Hell” and Mötley Crüe’s “Live Wire.”