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Art Of Anarchy

Velvet Revolver 2.0?

Art Of Anarchy had singer Scott Weiland (Velvet Revolver/Stone Temple Pilots) and former Guns N' Roses guitarist, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, so it naturally reminded fans of the band that had Weiland and Slash, another GN'R vet.

Following Weiland's departure from Velvet Revolver that group remained inactive as they searched for a replacement.

Unavoidably, both groups shared a common liability - Weiland's mercurial nature and its detrimental impact. Having dealt with GN'R frontman Axl Rose for years, perhaps Bumblefoot thought working with Weiland would be a piece of cake. Wrong.

Art Of Anarchy was originally formed by Bumblefoot and longtime friends, twin brothers Jon (guitar) and Vince Votta (drums). Bassist John Moyer from Disturbed completed the initial line-up.

It was Vince who originated the name while Jon composed the music. Bumblefoot produced and engineered their self-titled debut album. In early '15 the group released a preview.

But right out of the box, Weiland explained that despite writing lyrics and singing on the album, he would not be a long-term member. Rather, he focused on promoting "Blaster," an album from his solo band, Scott Weiland And The Wildabouts.

Just to put a fine point on it, Weiland later publicly stated he was never a member of Art Of Anarchy.

So like Velvet Revolver before them, Art Of Anarchy was left having to find a another frontman - which is exactly what they did.

Creed singer Scott Stapp was named Weiland's replacement. His debut live performance with the band took place at Gramercy Theatre in New York on October 27, '16.

Seven months later, "The Madness," Art Of Anarchy's sophomore album, dropped. The title track was the lead single.

Stapp's run with the group wasn't much better than Weiland's (who died in the interim while on tour with his band the Wildabouts).

He was sued in '18 for $1.2 million by Vice Inc., the company that represented Art Of Anarchy. The suit claimed Stapp did not fully execute his frontman duties after receiving $200,000.
Art Of Anarchy Discography


2015 Art Of Anarchy
2017 The Madness

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