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SCOTT WEILAND DISCUSSES UPCOMING WILDABOUTS RECORD

Former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver member Scott Weiland believes he knows what fans want from his upcoming album with his solo band, The Wildabouts. The singer recently chatting with MSN Canada about the release and what went into the creative process.

Scott explained, "We talked about what we wanted, and I said, 'First of all, I wanna make a rock and roll record again.' I think that STP and VELVET REVOLVER fans aren't getting necessarily what they want from an art record; that kind of production. I think if we make an art record, they'll be into it, they'll be a lot more receptive and we'll have a bigger audience, at least from the core audience. And we'll get new fans too. But I didn't wanna make just a rock record, like hard rock and roll." He continued, "I wanted to have it be retro-modern. I wanted to have influences from older music yet use sounds and techniques of recording that are modern and give it a combination -- that one-two combination of modern-retro, retro-modern, whatever you wanna call it. You know, go away from using big Marshall sounds and find obscure, old fuzz boxes and all kinds of bizarre pedals. My guitar player's pedal board is about as big as a surf board."

Weiland also revealed his reasoning for cutting the band down from five-piece to four saying, "The reason for doing that was, we started playing one time...like, there's a couple of times Doug Grean was gone and we played, and we realized that it sounded a lot better as a four-piece; there was a lot more space between the beats, between the notes."

The album is tentatively scheduled for release in November.

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