Rumors have been flying around for months now in regards to the new project with former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum. Well, the rumor mill can close its doors because Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland has signed on as the new mouthpiece for the band, which has taken the name, Reloaded. Weiland spoke with Rolling Stone at Marilyn Manson's Key Club gig Monday about it. He said, "Yea, I'm in the band. We signed the contract." Drummer Matt Sorum, who attended the event with Weiland, was a little less willing to spill the beans. He said, "I need to ask my whole band before we can say anything."
As previously reported, the former GN'R members had been auditioning a number of singers to front the band (then called simply, The Project) over the past few months. Sebastian Back (Skid Row), Travis Meek (Days Of The New), Josh Todd (Buckcherry), and others all rehearsed with the band, but it was Weiland who was chosen to record a cover of Pink Floyd's "Money" for The Italian Job soundtrack, and ultimately, hired for the job. Reloaded also worked on a new song for The Hulk soundtrack called "Set Me Free" and are "shooting" for a February 2004 release of their debut album.