Scott Weiland Responds to Velvet Revolver's Overthrow, Recommends Sebastian Bach

April 2, 2008 12:23 PM ET

Scott Weiland has issued a scathing statement in response to yesterday's non-April Fool's Joke that Velvet Revolver would continue on without its singer's services. "I find it humorous that the so called four 'founding members' of Velvet Revolver would decide to move on without me after I had already claimed the group dead in the water on March 20 in Glasgow," Weiland said.

Weiland went on to remind everyone that he's reuniting with Stone Temple Pilots, saying "I choose to look forward to the future and performing with a group of friends I have known my entire life. This also speaks to my commitment to the fans who I feel would much rather watch a group of musicians who enjoy being together as opposed to a handful of discontents who at one time used to call themselves a gang." In one last parting shot, Weiland comments on the band's upcoming search for a new lead singer. "Good hunting lads, I think Sebastian Bach would be a fantastic choice." We personally cast a vote for Axl Rose, but that doesn't seem likely.

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