Scott Weiland has apologized to fans that attended the former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and VELVET REVOLVER singer’s March 14 VIP meet-and-greet session at the Brighton Music Hall in Boston, Massachusetts, explaining that he “acted like a total asshole.”
Three different Weiland fans posted their descriptions of the event at a STONE TEMPLE PILOTS fan forum, including one fan who claimed that Weiland said to him, “Let’s suck a d**k!”
The first fan, under the name “PigsInZen,” wrote that Weiland and his band “sounded kickass,” but that when he went backstage for his photo with Weiland, things did not go as well.
He wrote, “Scott didn’t even look at me when I was talking to him, he put his arm around me and literally said ‘Lets get this s**t done with.’ As I fakely smiled for my photo, I couldn’t believe what just came out of my hero’s mouth… Scott should not be saying that when people paid 150$ for a brief picture with him after the show.”
Meanwhile, “Matthew” wrote, “I did the meet and greet as well and he said ‘Let’s suck a d**k!’ to me and that was it. Over and done in 10 seconds. He was definitely drunk and ready to get outta there.”
Finally, “Toahiaph” wrote, “Add me to the list of fans who Scott was not so nice too. The other members of the band all cool and with it… Scott seemed hammered.”
When “Toahiaph” went up for his picture, “[Scott] says something like, ‘OK hurry up I don’t want to hear it.’ I stand next to him and smile for my picture… meanwhile he was complaining the whole five seconds that it was taking too long. I will NEVER pay to shake his hand again.”
In a posting on his Facebook page earlier today, Weiland wrote: “I would like to make a sincere apology to the fans that were at the meet and greet in Boston. I’m embarrassed by my behavior and some of the things that I said. Fans don’t deserve that. Without our fans and supporters, we would not be able to do what we’re doing. I put my all into the show that night and honestly was just beyond exhausted… either way, I acted like a total asshole and for that I’m truly sorry.”
Scott Weiland and his band THE WALKABOUTS‘ new album, “Blaster”, arrives on March 31.