STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Singer Officially Joins Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Band!

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland has confirmed that he will be the singer for the band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass) and Matt Sorum (drums). According to Weiland, the secretive group, which has been working under the name "THE PROJECT", will be called RELOADED.

"Yeah, I'm in the band," Weiland told Rolling Stone during MARILYN MANSON's show at Los Angeles' Key Club on Monday night. "We signed the contract."

Sorum, who attended the MANSON show with Weiland, was more guarded about the singer's involvement. "I need to ask my whole band before we can say anything," he said. "We left the studio tonight to come down here to see MANSON."

The band formerly known as "THE PROJECT" had been searching for a frontman for several months. In addition to Weiland, vocalists known to have tried out for the singer position in the group include Sebastian Bach (ex-SKID ROW), Kelly Shaefer (ex-NEUROTICA, ATHEIST), Travis Meeks (DAYS OF THE NEW), Mike Matijevic (STEELHEART), Pat Briggs (PSYCHOTICA), A. Jay Popoff (LIT), and Joshua Todd (ex-BUCKCHERRY). The five-piece band also includes ex-LOADED/WASTED YOUTH guitarist Dave Kushner.

As previously reported, RELOADED recently contributed an original song titled "Set Me Free" to "The Hulk" soundtrack to go with the already announced cover of PINK FLOYD's "Money" for the soundtrack to director F. Gary Gray's upcoming remake of the 1969 British crime comedy "The Italian Job". "The Hulk" premieres June 20, three weeks after "The Italian Job".

Weiland, who was reported to have re-entered a treatment facility last month after an apparent drug relapse, was previously said to be finishing up work on his second solo album with producer Josh Abraham (STAIND, ORGY, CRAZY TOWN).

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