In this age of glossed over PR releases and highly controlled communications, there is something remarkably enjoyable about watching a very public self-destruction. While it may not be Britney-esque just yet, the acrimonious breakup of singer Scott Weiland with his band Velvet Revolver has some serious potential.
After essentially quitting on stage a couple weeks ago, a bout of squawking press releases has followed, and they just keep getting better. According to the Huffington Post Slash was quoted as saying "This band is all about its fans and its music, and Scott Weiland isn't 100% committed to either. Among other things, his increasingly erratic on-stage behavior and personal problems have forced us to move on."
Weiland immediately shot back, "The truth of the matter is that the band had not gotten along on multiple levels for some time.... I choose to look forward to the future and performing with a group of friends I have known my entire life, people who have always had my back. This also speaks to my commitment to my music and my fellow band mates in [Stone Temple Pilots] and to the fans who I feel would much rather watch a group of musicians who enjoy being together as opposed to a handful of discontents who at one time used to call themselves a gang."