I love San Diego. It is by far one of my favorite cities, but I'm thinking the House of Blues down there is jinxed. If you remember, last year Britney Spears made her "return" to performing live at the HOB in San Diego complete with an OJ like chain of cars following her down there. Now, comes word that the Velvet Revolver show scheduled for the HOB in San Diego tonight has been canceled because Scott Weiland checked himself into rehab last night. The reason? According to some people I know who went to their show in LA last night it was one of the worst they had ever seen.
This bad performance was followed by his no show a couple weeks ago in Sundance where everyone else had to fill in for him. I honestly don't think that Velvet Revolver is going to get back together again. I think last night was it for them, and thus San Diego is going to miss out on seeing what used to be a pretty cool band and will be left instead with the memories of Britney pounding out Karaoke and doing some really crappy dance moves.
Weiland has struggled with his sobriety over the years and has been convicted in the past for DUI and also for buying crack cocaine. He faces additional charges for a DUI from this past November.
Here is the band's official statement. ""Following Velvet Revolver's performance last night in Los Angeles, lead singer Scott Weiland voluntarily entered a rehab facility. Tonight's San Diego show at the House of Blues has been postponed; the rescheduled date for San Diego is (to be announced). Velvet Revolver deeply apologize to their fans and thank them for sticking by the group."
To me Scott has always been an amazing talent who has let it go to crap with his drug and alcohol abuse. I hope he gets better and gets back to being what he used to be and what he has the potential still to be. Below is an early song from his STP days.