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Scott Weiland Blames Wives For Velvet Revolver Split, Still Drinks by John D. Luerssen

Behind every man is a good woman, but behind every band? Maybe not. Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland blames the collapse of Velvet Revolver on the band's significant others and bitter envy.

"Everyone was a rock star," Weiland said in a new interview with Details. "There were petty jealousies. Then the wives got involved with the business of the band, and that was the beginning of the downfall."

"When Velvet Revolver first got together it was great," he added. "We had all been through the same experiences, and it felt like a gang" The band came together when Weiland met bassist Duff McKagan at the gym. He also says he had spent time in rehab with ex-Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum and had previously met the band's guitarist Slash.

As for STP, whose self-titled comeback record is due in May, Weiland says that everyone in the group is clean, at least from the hard stuff. "No one does drugs anymore," he explained, "I still drink ... I can have a scotch and not want to shoot up." Meanwhile, a portion of the band's new single, 'Between the Lines,' can be heard at Below Empty.