Whoaaa aren’t we loving this!! After the Velvet Revolver soap opera, after going back to lifetime love STP, Scott Weiland decided it’s time to move on in his musical carreer. Again. After releasing his second album, he spoke to USA today about that.
According to him, writing songs that would become hits is the least of his priorities at the moment.
“There’s a beauty in being part of a band, when there’s equality and trust. But at this phase of my life, I want to write and not have to think about whether a song is going to be a hit. I want to explore the music that inspires me, and I don’t want to ape myself.
Still, it’s very hard to leave such a band. But if that makes you happy…
“When you commit to a band that big that sold so many records and touched that many people, you can’t easily get out of it,” he said. “I’m finally on my own, at a place I’ve wanted to be for so long.”
Still, how could have Scott Weiland changed in such a short while ?? Turns out, he became aware of his age. I’ve heard that one before.
“I’ve been saying for a long time that I couldn’t see myself shaking my (butt) in leather pants when I’m 40. My goal in STP was to leave an imprint. That was done. I want to move forward and be in control of what I do musically. I have kids, and I don’t want to spend my life on the road.”
I’m really curious about seeing the true side of Scott Weiland, especially after hearing “Happy In Galoshes”. It sold just over 10.000 copies in its first week and despite debuting at only 96 in the Billboard top 200, it’s really a good album. Scott celebrated this release by singing at the Virgin Megastore in Hollywood.