Earlier this week, we presented the video for Art of Anarchy’s “Til the Dust is Gone,” a new group featuring Scott Weiland, formerly of Stone Temple Pilots and currently of Scott Weiland and the Walkabouts. And apparently formerly of Art of Anarchy. While Weiland prominently appears in the video for the song. which also features guitarist Rob “Bumblefoot” Thal and Distrubed bassist John Moyer, he’d already said that he viewed this as nothing more than a side project. In an interview with About.com, he doubled down on his non-involvement with the band:
“Were you surprised when the band Art of Anarchy, a project you only did vocals for, put out a press release saying it was a new supergroup that you were a member of?
No. Actually I wish I could say I was surprised, but I wasn’t surprised. It was a scam from the beginning.
Did you ever actually, other than the photo shoot, work with those guys or did you just lay down vocals in your studio and send it off?
No. I had them send me the files and I worked in my studio with my engineer and I wrote the lyrics and the melodies and I sent them back. I didn’t even know what their names were.
You just got the music and agreed to do it and you didn’t even know who they were?
No. I had no idea who they were.
There was just an album that needed vocals and you had some free time and said “why not?”
No. I was paid to do it. But they were an unsigned band and they’re still an unsigned band. Hey. They’re gonna put it out on the internet and as fate will have it they don’t even have a lead singer. I’m not worried about it taking away any thunder from The Wildabouts.”
Sorry Scott, but you’re wrong. Unless there’s a really convincing looking Weiland body double, we’ve got video to prove it. Either he’s on drugs again (hopefully not!) and forgot that he filmed a video with the band, or he’s really trying hard to focus the attention towards the Wildabouts. Either way, he owes both his fans and Art of Anarchy some clarification. If you’re hired for a job, you see it through, and talk as little shit about your employers as possible. We guess he’s not that wildabout them?
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