Singer Scott Weiland responded angrily to a blog post VR drummer Matt Sorum wrote following the concert where Weiland announced this would be "the last tour" by the band. As Weiland tells Blabbermouth, speaking directly to Sorum, "I've made many attempts to remain cordial with the members of VR, but mainly, the likes of you. Funny though -- this is your FIRST band, as opposed to being a hired gun. I've been making records (now on my ninth), which have sold over 35 million copies worldwide and have maintained a level of professionalism regardless of how many drugs I've ingested into my system."
Weiland even gets all Gossip Girl, saying, "I have only canceled one tour during the entire course of my sixteen-year run and that was the 'make-up' Australia tour. Now, shall I open that can of worms, Matthew? Release the Kraken? Serve ... Volley! You canceled the Aussie tour in the fall because you went to rehab, but I won't say why ... we'll just let Blabbermouth find out for themselves." Weiland went on to say each member should know their place, that he would never steal Slash's guitar solo and reiterated that these are the last shows. As for his reunion with Stone Temple Pilots, Weiland added, "On a separate note, we did an STP photo shoot before this tour and it was fun, inspiring and it gave me that thrill -- that feeling that got my rocks off from the get-go."