News Segment


December 21, 2005

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 21, 2005 – Scott Weiland has revealed that the working title for his hard rock band Velvet Revolver’s new CD is “Libertad,” the Spanish word for freedom.

Speaking to ABC Radio’s ePrep entertainment reporter on the red carpet at the Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Monday, the singer explained “the title that I’m sort of kicking around is…’Libertad,'” before adding “that can mean a lot of things.”

Confirming recent statements by other members of the group, Weiland explained that he wanted the band’s second CD to be a concept record.

“The great rock and roll records were albums. It wasn’t about 10 to 12 songs just thrown together so it can support three singles, which is sort of what records are about today.”

The singer said that he’s hoping to emulate “the great records of yesteryear” like The Rolling Stones’ “Exile On Main Street” and Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon.”

“This band and the bands that we come from, we’ve had a lot of hits, and we can prove that we can write hits,” Weiland explained. “So on this album, I’ve set the bar really high. I have an idea in mind.”

Velvet Revolver is a five-piece band that includes Weiland, the former frontman for the multiplatinum ’90s band Stone Temple Pilots, as well as three former members of Guns N’ Roses, one of the biggest rock acts of the ’80s. Their first album together, 2004’s Contraband, has been certified double platinum in the United States.

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