Tuesday, May 17, 2005


Poor Scott Weiland, who has been so upset by newspaper coverage of his various doings, he's been forced to issue a statement:

"Lately I have felt an increasing need to set the record straight since false information and gross distortions continue to get proliferated through the media in many forms by dishonest and disingenuous writers/journalists who are supported by their publications. It is not a crusade for the truth, it is a realization that the neo-tabloidism sells magazines, but also...wrecks marriages...wrecks families...wrecks careers...wrecks lives!!!"

"Yeah, there is probably some writer, critic or journarazzi that's saying to himself or among others, 'Oh, poor rock stars, oh, poor celebrities.' Well, fuck off! Does doing what I love to do give you a right to put a bull's eye on my back?' Does is give you the right to make it open season on anyone of notoriety? If you're a motherfucker and you still answer yes what about about the ones that really suffer from your selfish lies and deceit, the children, the wives, the parents, and the friends!? That can not be justified...period.
"Dedicated to Mike S. You were the inspiration and muse for this little thought.

P.S. Velvet Revolver Sticks Together Despite Unstable Pasts' from the publication Newark Star Ledger written by Jay Lusting

I never auditioned for this band nor any other band. Nor was I ever settled on.

If you want to find out how I in fact did come to the band then do your homework instead of continuing to perpetrate bullshit."

Good god, Scott - you're pissed off by something in the Newark Star Ledger? Do you really have little better to do with your time than stick your name into Google - "Hey, the Heywards Heath Leader have spelt my name wrong again."

We especially like the "does doing what I love to do give you the right to put a bull's eye on my back" - by "what I love" we presume he means shedloads of drugs.

And, yes, we are here saying "Oh, poor celebrities." Because, Scott, you can make music without being famous; celebrity isn't a side effect of playing an instrument and singing - celebrity is what happens when you throw yourself into the marketing machine of a major label, happily play along when the coverage is good and the cash is flowing in. Tabloids don't write about you because you're a musician. They write about you because you embraced their world. And there's nobody in this century who doesn't understand the nature of the pact they make the minute they do that. It's no good crying like a baby when Satan comes to cash in the contract.

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