Velvet Revolver guitarist Dave Kushner talked about why the band fired Scott Weiland back in the day, explaining to FBDC:
“We were getting more and more resentful, and he was getting more and more segregated. It just built up and built up. We were just like, ‘Dude, you can’t, you know.’ There’s a lot to it. There’s money issues and then it’s like someone renting a limo in fucking… it’s stupid shit.
“Like, ‘We’re going to go to New York, I’m going to rent a limo and drive around in New York and then I’m going to charge the band for it.’ And the band was very aware, so we’re like, ‘No dude, you can’t fucking charge us. That’s your money, I’m not paying for that.’
“And he kept staying in different hotels – it just got really hard, then it got really frustrating. The four of us were on one bus, and he was on another bus. We just started talking like, ‘Dude, we can’t do this. This is too fucking hard.’
“To be honest with you, we fired him, and that was it. We fired him, we thought we could replace him. And obviously, we couldn’t. We could never find anyone that was on that level or someone that was equally as awesome in a different way that we were like, ‘This is the new guy.’ We looked, we tried for like a year and a half.”