Saturday, October 17, 2015

Scott Weiland: "Internet makes all haters think that they have a voice"


Former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland was recently interviewed by "Mike On Much" podcast, you can read some excerpts below.

About the differences between being in the spotlight today versus how it was when Stone Temple Pilots first started out, Weiland said: "Well, social media. It makes all the haters think that they have a voice and it gives them a reason to be negative. That wouldn't make anyone feel good."

About rumors and reports about his return to the drug use that dogged him early in his career, particularly after one bizarre performances in Texas earlier this year, which he blamed on faulty in-ear monitors, he said: "The online haters can create whatever bullshit they wanna create and say I'm back on drugs when it's been thirteen years since I've taken drugs. I don't think that that's the general perception. I think there are only certain people that hold that perception."

"I clarify things. In the case of the Texas concert, my in-ear monitor pack wasn't working for the entire show, so I had an inability to hear myself at all, so that made it impossible for me to perform. I educate the people once, and then if they continue to talk about it, then I don't really give a fuck."