Suspect208, a new band formed by the sons of Metallica, Guns N’ Roses and Stone Temple Pilots members, have addressed comparisons between their first single and the music of Velvet Revolver – a band which featured two of Suspect208’s members’ fathers.
Suspect 208 is fronted by 20-year-old Noah Weiland, son of late Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland. Behind the drums is London Hudson, son of Guns N’ Roses’ Slash, playing bass is Tye Trujillo – son of Metallica’s Robert Trujillo. They are joined by 18-year-old guitarist Niko Tsangaris.
Velvet Revolver was a collaboration between Guns N’ Roses members Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Slash, alongside Scott Weiland. Wasted Youth’s Dave Kushner also played guitar in the band
Speaking on an episode of the Appetite For Distortion podcast, Noah Weiland was asked about the fan and press response to the band’s debut single Long Awaited, much of which has drawn parallels between Suspect208’s sound and that of Noah and London’s fathers’ band.
“I didn’t try to do that or anything,” Noah responded. “I don’t write songs; I just come up with it on the spot. I hear an instrumental or something for, like, 30 seconds to a minute, stop it, instantly put it in and just start recording it by myself. And as I go along, I just start coming up with different things.”
Weiland went on to say that different sides to his voice will come forward as the band releases more songs: “I wasn’t trying to sound like anything. My voice could sound completely different, which it does in most [other songs]. That’s a very small part of my voice, that song.”
You can hear the full podcast appearance below.
Drummer London Hudson hinted that we might see those different sides relatively soon, saying that the band have “more shit coming!” on social media. Until then, you can hear the band’s debut offering here.
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