A new supergroup dubbed Art Of Anarchy has emerged. The outfit is made up of Scott Weiland (ex-Stone Temple Pilots/ex-Velvet Revolver) on vocals, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses) on guitar, John Moyer (Disturbed) playing bass, guitarist Jon Votta, and drummer Vince Votta. The band are looking at a spring release for their debut effort.
Bad news for those of you that hope to see this band tour, with Weiland anyway. The vocalist has revealed that he does not intend to tour with the group as his main focus at this time is his band Scott Weiland And The Wildabouts. Here’s his statement:
“I just saw some press about a side project called Art Of Anarchy that I worked on last year – I wrote and put my vocals down for these guys and had fun doing a couple of videos too, we had a lot of fun. When they find their front man to hit the road and play some dates, check them out. In the meantime, if you want to check out where I’m at RIGHT NOW, check out my band, SCOTT WEILAND AND THE WILDABOUTS. I couldn’t be more excited about our new record, Blaster, that comes out March 31st. You can see us on the road starting in Feb, and at Sundance next week and SXSW in March.”
Guitarist Bumblefoot adds:
“Art of Anarchy is not competition or a threat or interference to what any of us are doing — it’s a complement, an addition, one I’m proud of creatively. No need to minimize or undermine or devalue a project we all worked on together over the course of two years. I enjoyed working with Scott. And I’m looking forward to the Wildabouts album release, the Bumblefoot album release, and the Art of Anarchy album release. The more music the better, it’s what we do, right? Artists do collaborations and a month later, their own album comes out. This is normal stuff. All good.
The five of us made an album together. Scott is currently the singer of the band. It’s in writing; no confusion. But yes, Scott’s solo album and tour are his priority and we’re all on the same page about getting another vocalist if Art of Anarchy hits the road. But we don’t need to cross that bridge just yet. Taking everything as it comes, one step at a time, letting it evolve organically. Where it goes from here (and with who!) is yet to be seen.”