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Scott Weiland Says Art Of Anarchy “Was A Scam From The Beginning”


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The convoluted tale of Scott Weiland‘s involvement in Art Of Anarchy is no less clear thanks for recent comments made by Weiland himself. Weiland previously revealed that the outing was more of a side project for him. The outfit, who feature members of Guns N’ Roses, Disturbed and more, have made plans to release their self-titled debut on June 02nd. Speaking with About.com, Weiland took part in the following exchange regarding the project:

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.”

Despite Weiland‘s attempts to brush off the band however, he did take part in their recently released music video for their track “Til The Dust Is Gone“—suggesting he was at one point more involved than his comments would lead one to believe.

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