Former Stone Temple Pilots' frontman Scott Weiland is a busy man. In between fronting Velvet Revolver, the band that brings together much of the original Guns 'n' Roses lineup, working on a second solo album and compiling a greatest hits album for the Pilots, Weiland has found time to launch a new record label.
A joint venture with Interscope the new label, Softdrive Records, will officially arrive on 14 Oct with the release of a new album from the reunited LA rock act Campfire Girls. Weiland encouraged the Campfire Girls to reunite in late 2000 and produced their new recordings at Burbank, the recording facility Weiland shares with collaborator Douglas Grean.
Talking about Weiland's record label venture Grean says it has been set up "in an effort to find and nurture great new artists."
The Stone Temple Pilots best of will be released in the US on 11 Nov via Warner label Atlantic. The debut release from Velvet Revolver is due in the New Year via BMG label RCA.