EX-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, DISTURBED, GUNS N’ ROSES MEMBERS JOIN FORCE
Ex-Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal and Disturbed bassist John Moyer have joined forces in a new band called Art Of Anarchy. The rest of the lineup is filled out by Jon Votta on guitar and Vince Votta on drums. The group’s debut disc will arrive this spring.
The band is the brainchild of Thal and the Votta brothers, who have been friends for 18 years dating back to their days on the New York music scene.
Thal also serves as producer and engineer on the album.
Weiland is no stranger to supergroups, having formed Velvet Revolver with several former members of Guns N’ Roses more than a decade ago.
He was dismissed from that band in 2008, rejoining STP until they also fired him in early 2013. He and his solo band the Wildabouts will put out a new album in March.
Thal has been with Guns N’ Roses since 2006, playing on the 2008 album Chinese Democracy. He has also released a number of solo CDs.
Moyer has been Disturbed’s bassist since 2004. The band has been on an extended hiatus since late 2011.