Velvet Revolver to Reunite with Scott Weiland for One-Off Charity Gig
Scott Weiland didn't exactly leave Velvet Revolver on friendly terms, but the singer and his former bandmates have had a few years to smooth things over -- and they'll celebrate their newfound harmony when they come together for a one-night-only reunion concert on Jan. 12 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif.
The band will be just one part of an impressive lineup that's coming together to honor the memory of award-winning songwriter John O'Brien, who died earlier this year at the age of 45.
The event, titled 'Love You Madly: A Concert for John O'Brien,' will also include sets from Sheryl Crow, Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's Stephen Stills and members of Maroon 5. It'll all add up to a pretty eclectic night of entertainment for a good cause, but the evening's biggest draw -- at least for rock fans -- will be the Velvet Revolver reunion.
While feelings were certainly raw after Weiland left, he's hinted at a reconciliation in recent interviews, telling Classic Rock magazine "We patched things up and we get along. I see them every now and again, we text each other. And you know, we can never say never. Who knows, maybe we'll do some shows some time."
Drummer Matt Sorum discussed Weiland's influence on the band during an interview with Brazil's "Lokaos Rock Show" earlier this year, saying he made them "more of a modern rock band" and explaining their post-Weiland hiatus by saying, "We had such a great first record, especially. The second album is still a good album, but ... It's hard to replace Scott for that particular band, I think."
For one night, they won't have to. If you're in the L.A. area, get yourself some tickets before they're gone!