He says he was raped by a “Big, muscular guy” when he was 12 years old. He also recalls how a mutual desire for drugs brought him close to Courtney Love and how he only really joined Velvet Revolver for financial reasons: “The money attracted me. I can’t say it was the music of my soul…we came out of necessity, not artistic purpose”.
Weiland further admits that a line of cocaine led to his downfall with the band. Not Dead & Not For Sale has just been published.