Reports are pouring in about some deplorable behavior Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland at a recent meet and greet. Fans paid $150 to get photos, autographs, maybe a little friendly conversation—and were met with an apathetic, irritable, sometimes brutal Weiland. Reports began on an STP message board and quickly began surfacing elsewhere.
"He said 'let’s suck a d*ck!' to me and that was it," one attendee wrote. Another said Weiland responded to an expression of gratitude from a two-decade fan with "something like OK hurry up I don’t want to hear it." One more account went like this:
"Before I got up there to meet them, Scott was posing for pictures, smiling, putting people in headlocks, kissing them, the whole nine yards. When I get up there Scott didn’t even look at me when I was talking to him, he put his arm around me and literally said 'lets [sic] get this sh*t done with.' As I fakely smiled for my photo, I couldn’t believe what just came out of my hero’s mouth."
Later, on his Facebook, Weiland issued the following repentant message without really explaining what the deal was:
"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"
Hopefully things go better next time, even if these fans might never feel the same way about the singer.