Like father like son: Scott Weiland’s son fired from his band for drug use

There was a lot of initial excitement around the appearance of Suspect208, a new band featuring London Hudson (son of Slash), Tye Trujillo on bass (just like dad Rob Trujillo of Metallica), guitarist Niko Tsangaris, and vocalist Noah Weiland (son of Scott). Given that amount of rock’n’roll DNA, the hope was the band would blow up.

They still might, but it won’t be with Noah Weiland. He’s been fired from the band for drug use. I quote:

“As many of you know, we let our singer, Noah, go. We were really close to him and it is the last thing we would’ve ever wanted to do, but it had to be done for his safety, as well as the longevity of the band. This decision was made by the band because it was the last thing we could do to keep going.

“Noah was not writing lyrics or lifting his weight in the band for two months before we let him go. He was heading down a dark path of drug use that got in the way of our friendship as well as the band. Lastly, there were many instances of blow-ups over very small issues we’d confront him with. We wish him the best, and we deeply care about him. However, we did as much as we could to help him. Thank you to those who stick with us on this journey, we are very grateful.”

Gee, sound familiar?

The band is now looking for a new singer. Let’s hope Noah will be okay.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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