Scott Weiland Calls Art Of Anarchy Supergroup 'A Scam'

Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland says that he actually had "no idea who" the members of the Art Of Anarchy supergroup were when he recorded vocals for their debut album.

The project features Guns N' Roses' Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Disturbed's John Moyer and twins Jon and Vince Votta and as soon as the group was announced Weiland took to his Facebook page to say that he wasn't the band's frontman.

Now he has been asked by About.com in a new interview if he was surprised at the announcement and Weiland responded, "No. Actually I wish I could say I was surprised, but I wasn't surprised. It was a scam from the beginning."

He goes on to tell the site that he "had no idea who" was in the group when he agreed to do the project. He explains, "I had them send me the files and I worked in my studio with my engineer and I wrote the lyrics and the melodies and I sent them back. I didn't even know what their names were."

He also explained why he did the project, "I was paid to do it. But they were an unsigned band and they're still an unsigned band. Hey. They're gonna put it out on the internet and as fate will have it they don't even have a lead singer. I'm not worried about it taking away any thunder from The Wildabouts."

Read the full interview here.

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