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Velvet Revolver’s Matt Sorum Recalls Complicated History With Scott Weiland in Emotional Tribute

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Weiland (L) and Sorum (R). Photo: Stephen Shugerman/2006 Getty Images

Following the death of his former bandmate Scott Weiland, Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum called in to Matt Pinfield’s Sirius XM show for an emotional discussion of his complicated relationship with the singer. Members of Velvet Revolver,  the supergroup Weiland fronted after he left Stone Temple Pilots, had previously issued a statement about Weiland’s death, but Sorum went into even greater detail, calling his time with the singer the “highlight” of his career. “He was complicated, yes,” Sorum said, in an interview that ranged from the specifics of Velvet Revolver’s history to his admiration for his fellow artist. “But the artistry was magnificent.”

“I don’t know how I felt initially because I can’t say it was a shock, but I definitely wasn’t expecting it, because I felt Scott was gonna be here longer than this,” Sorum said. “People know that in the end, we had our differences and the band split up, but the wave of emotions that you feel is more like a family member; it’s like if you had a family member that maybe you didn’t get along with great but you still loved them, so that’s the feeling.”

Listen to the full interview below:

Matt Sorum Pays Tribute to Scott Weiland