Rock band Velvet Revolver have split with singer Scott Weiland over what they called his “erratic behaviour,” BBC News Online reports.
Guitarist Slash said in a statement that Weiland’s “personal problems have forced us to move on.”
The 40-year-old has been arrested several times on drug-related matters, and denied driving under the influence of drugs in court last month.
Weiland is expected to play a series of concerts with the Stone Temple Pilots, who have recently reformed.
The band’s appearance at the Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio, next month will mark its first concerts together since 2001.
Plans for a full tour during the summer are expected to be announced next week.
Slash added in the statement: “This band is all about its fans and its music and Scott Weiland isn’t 100 per cent committed to either.”
Following the breakup of the Stone Temple Pilots, Weiland became the lead singer of Grammy-winning band Velvet Revolver. The band had to alter its schedules to accommodate Weiland’s court appearances and spells in rehab.
Weiland out of Velvet Revolver
Rock band Velvet Revolver have split with singer Scott Weiland overwhat they called his “erratic behaviour,” BBC News Online reports.