Friday, February 08, 2008

Stay Classy San Diego


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.

10 comments:

Kat said...

I adore Stone Temple Pilots and enjoy some Velvet Revolver stuff. Scott Weiland used to be so yummy, and I think he may have been my favourite grunge-like god back in the 90's. I just wish he'd get it together. Boy can sing.

Jolara said...

Me too. I LOVE this song. I too hope he gets his life together soon. Too much talent to be wasted on drugs.

Trix said...

I saw Velvet Revolver play with Alice in Chains back in October or somethin', and it was a good show...but I was pretty pissed that they were headling instead of AIC.

STP+Guns n Roses > AIC? I never thought so. But they did play a good amount of STP at the end of the show, so that was a nice bonus.

bflogurl said...

Trix,

I agree wholeheartedly!!

I saw AIC/Velvet revolver in NY in August. AIC was un*frickin*believable... they nailed it with the new singer.

VR was so/so.... it was horribly disappointing to see Scott Weiland now compared to what he was then. Never have a saw a man more sexy than the Scott of the 90s.

Now, he looks like a skinny version of Elton John. Sad.

WriterMommy said...

So sad... I loved STP way back when & have all their albums. Velvet Revolver is okay, but I agree with y'all that AIC is much better.

MrsRhododendronson said...

What a waste of talent.
Though I'd go to a show if it was just Slash onstage -- that man can rock.

crichmond1000@yahoo.com said...

Speaking of rock...crack will eat a person alive. I hope he can get off of it. He's a talented man but the drugs don't discriminate.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Weiland has hinted at a STP reunion.

I too agree that VR is done, put a fork in it.

Majik said...

*sigh* That song takes me back to "THE" bar to go to at university...

Nobody move...I think I lost my youth....

Judi said...

I LOVE THIS MAN!!! And I want to slap him! STP is no more because of him. Is VR going the same route? He has everything - EVERYTHING. And what's he doing with it?!