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Weiland 'never in' Art Of Anarchy

Scott Weiland insists he was never a member of “megagroup” Art Of Anarchy, as suggested last week.

The outfit, which includes Guns n’Roses guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal and Disturbed bassist John Moyer, confirmed the release of their debut album with the former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver man on vocals.

Soon afterwards Weiland distanced himself from the band, saying it had been a “side-project” and that they still had to “find their frontman.”

Now he tells Billboard: “I was never in the band. It was something I did when I wasn’t doing anything. I was asked to write some lyrics and sing some melodies on the project. But it’s not a band I’m in.”

Instead he’s focusing on Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts. “This is my band,” he says. “I’ve been playing with these guys for nine years. It helps when you’re friends and we had the same idea of what sound we wanted to go for.”

The band launch debut album Blaster in March.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.