Scott Weiland is now characterizing Art of Anarchy as "a scam," saying that the supergroup was simply a studio concoction that he participated in for a quick payday.

"I had them send me the files," Weiland told, "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."

Art of Anarchy, which also features members of Guns N' Roses and Disturbed, announced their debut album in January. But Weiland almost immediately countered that he wouldn't be touring with the group, leaving remaining members Bumblefoot, John Moyer and twins Jon and Vince Votta without a frontman.

Weiland said he never expected to be named as an official member. "Actually, I wish I could say I was surprised, but I wasn't surprised," he said in the new interview. "It was a scam from the beginning. I had no idea who they were. ... I was paid to do it."

Art of Anarchy have since released a video that features the entire lineup, including, yes, Weiland. Meanwhile, the former Stone Temple Pilots frontman released a new solo album. This isn't the singer's first controversy involving a supergroup. He co-founded Velvet Revolver with former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, but they've since moved on without him.

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