Dave Kushner Explains Trouble With Scott Weiland
Velvet Revolver’s Rhythm Guitarist Dave Kushner gave an interview to Fueled by Death Cast In the interview he discussed having to fire Scott Weiland due to his erratic behaviour. He said the following:
“We were getting more and more resentful, and he was getting more and more segregated, and it just you know, it just built up and built up and we’re just like, ‘Dude, you can’t, you know.’ There’s a lot to it. There’s money issues and then it’s like someone renting a limo in … It’s like stupid .
Like, ‘We’re going to go to New York, I’m going to rent a limo and drive around in New York and then I’m going to charge the band for it.’ And the band was very aware, so we’re like, ‘No dude, you can’t charge us. That’s your money, I’m not paying for that.’
And that kind of too. [He kept] staying in [different] hotels and it just got really hard, then it got really frustrating, and just the four of us were on one bus and he was on another bus. And we just started talking and just being like, ‘Dude, we can’t do this. This is too hard.’
To be honest with you, we fired him, and that was it. We fired him, we thought we could replace him. And obviously, we couldn’t. We could never find anyone that was on that level or someone that was equally as awesome in a different way that we were like, ‘This is the new guy.’ We looked, when we tried for like a year and a half.”
He also revealed working with Slipknot and Stone Sour Frontman Corey Taylor saying “Dude, we tried, we worked with … we recorded like eight songs with Corey Taylor.”
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