Jonathan Cohen of Billboard.com reports that former VELVET REVOLVER and current STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland's second solo album, "Happy", will arrive November 18 via his own Softdrive label. The set was co-produced by Scott Weiland and Doug Grean, with Steve Albini engineering.
"Happy" boasts guest appearances from three members of NO DOUBT: Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young. The record will follow up Weiland's 1998 solo debut, "12 Bar Blues", and the singer told The Pulse of Radio the new one is a natural progression. "It'll definitely be a sonic journey like the first album was, a little bit more focused since I'm not on a narcotic journey like I was on the last one. But, you know, still sort of all over the map, because my influences are so wide and varied."
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS reunited in April for a major summer tour after a six-year hiatus. The band rose to stardom in the 1990s, but its career was derailed by Weiland's drug problems and arrests.
Weiland spent a month in rehab earlier this year, following an arrest last November on a DUI charge.
The singer and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS drummer Eric Kretz were recently sued by the group's label, Atlantic Records, who allege that the pair have issued threats to stop performing unless their recording contract is changed.
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