Scott Weiland back in action with Blaster


Scott Weiland has firmly put the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver behind him as he branches out into garage rock with his new album Blaster, out March 31.

Weiland is working with guitarist Jeremy Brown, bassist Tommy Black and drummer Dan Thompson as Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts. While he isn’t specifically labeling the music, he told Rolling Stone that ‘Blaster is definitely a band sound: a stripped-down, furry sound with a lot of space between the notes. But it’s tight and to-the-point while keeping that garage rock vibe to it.’

Scott elaborated more in a press release, saying ‘Over the years, I’ve gone back and forth between art records and being in a band. This is hybrid. What we’ve come up with is really heavy, slinky and sexy. There’s a lot of fuzz. The best way to describe it is ‘Furry.’ I knew I wanted to make a rock record. It all just came together.’

No track list has been announced but dates have been set for a tour prior to the release and three festival appearances for later in the year.

02/22 ‘ Scottsdale, AZ ‘ Pub Rock
02/24 ‘ Denver, CO ‘ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
02/26 ‘ Omaha, NB ‘ The Waiting Room
02/27 ‘ Chicago, IL ‘ Double Door
02/28 ‘ Flint, MI ‘ The Machine Shop
03/02 ‘ Nashville, TN ‘ Mercy Lounge
03/03 ‘ Atlanta, GA ‘ Heaven At The Masquerade
03/06 ‘ Orlando, FL ‘ The Social
03/07 ‘ Destin, FL ‘ Club LA
03/10 ‘ New York, NY ‘ The Gramercy Theatre
03/12 ‘ Philadelphia, PA ‘ World Cafe Live
03/13 ‘ Baltimore, MD ‘ Ottobar
03/14 ‘ Boston, MA ‘ Brighton Music Hall
04/25 ‘ Jacksonville, FL ‘ Metropolitan Park (Welcome To Rockville)
05/16 ‘ Columbus, OH ‘ Crew Stadium (Rock On The Range)
05/30 ‘ Napa, CA ‘ Napa Valley Exposition (BottleRock Music Festival)