While Slash has had nothing but praise for his return to the Guns N’ Roses lineup after more than 20 years away, he admitted in a new interview with Rolling Stone that the Guns offshoot he co-founded in 2003, Velvet Revolver, was a less than happy experience.
Asked about the December 2015 death of that band’s singer, Scott Weiland, Slash replied, “As crazed as that whole period was, I was still shocked to hear about Scott. But yeah, Velvet Revolver was no fun. I have nothing positive to say about that experience except that we did write some cool stuff.”
In addition to Slash and one-time Stone Temple Pilots frontman Weiland, Velvet Revolver featured ex-Guns bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum. The band cut two albums before dismissing Weiland in 2008 and going on permanent hiatus.