During an interview with ABC News Radio, Scott Weiland revealed that the Velvet Revolver reunion has already progressed. “They gave me a couple of songs and myself and Dave (guitarist Dave Kushnter) and Duff (bassist Duff McKagan) are gonna be getting together for a song writing session next week.” Weiland also said late summer or early fall is a fair timetable for a few live dates. “We’ve all grown a lot. We’re able to put egos and differences and old…conflicts aside and so that’s really cool.”
That apparently is news to Slash, who said: “I have absolutely no intention of going back to that.” Slash was interview by radio station 93X inMinneapolis, Minnesota, and said he was surprised to hear Weiland talking as if the Velvet Revolver reunion was already taking place. “He did not (say that), he’s out of his mind,” he exclaimed in a good-natured manner when told of Weiland’s statement. “There’s been a common rumor going around, I know that he’s been positive on that subject.”
Slash also jokingly said he’ll check with his former Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver bandmates Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum but that his schedule is booked throughout 2012 with solo dates behind the new ‘Apocalyptic Love’ album. Listen to the interview with Slash here.