I really hope this is one of those Albini moves where he gouges the record companies for shitloads of money only to then throw it into producing bands no one is ever going to hear. Hey, I'm paraphrasing, but that's the man's M.O. and I'm cool with that. Oh and he also gave up a fortune for requesting to recieve only a "record by" credit on In Utero instead of the producer one. So, Steve knows where the quality is at and has a...sort of, limited ego. But, this, is just unforgivable. From Idolator:
According to The Pulse of Radio, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and former VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland told satellite shock jock Howard Stern on Wednesday morning (April 23) that he is currently working on his second solo album with producer Steve Albini for a November release. Weiland was joined on the call by NO DOUBT drummer Adrian Young, who is also playing on the record. A release date and title have yet to be revealed. Weiland's first solo effort, "12 Bar Blues", was issued in 1998.
Wow. I didn't even realize this nutsack had a solo album in existence. And to get kicked out of Velvet Revolver for being a jackass is pretty impressive. Those guys had to contend with the universe crushing ego of Axl Rose for nice stretch of time and he actually had talent. Not like some fucktard junkie who is only famous because his band was around when Nirvana ruled the roost and got scooped up like Candlebox and Collective Soul by lazy major labels. Dude, when Ricky Rachtman thinks you're lame, you know you're toast. Say it ain't so, Steve.
And for those of you who think that even Steve "Big Black" Albini can save this trainwreck of a human being's "music", I offer the following evidence.