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A judge in the US has given former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland permission to tour America with his new band Velvet Revolver. As previously reported, Weiland was ordered to undertake six months of live-in rehab after he walked out on another rehab programme which he was obligated to undertake to avoid prison after various drugs charges. That programme was due to run until Jun, threatening Weiland’s involvement in the promotion of Velvet Revolver’s debut album and planned tour. However, following a previous decision to allow Weiland leave from rehab to record a video for debut single ‘Slither’, a judge has now given the singer permission to tour with his band during May.

As previously reported Velvet Revolver is the new band featuring much of the old Guns ‘n’ Roses line up, including Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum. Their first single is released in the UK on 5 May, album ‘Contraband’ follows on 7 Jun.

This from CMU. It makes sense to let Weiland tour, after all touring with a rock band is last place he would be tempted with drugs.

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