California Court Puts A Crimp In Weiland’s Busy Schedule

noah | April 29, 2008 9:00 am

Scott Weiland has been sentenced to eight days in the pokey, four years probation, and 18 months in an alcohol awareness program after pleading no contest to a DUI charge he received back in November and receiving his second lifetime DUI conviction. The excommunicated Velvet Revolver frontman has to serve his jail time before May 28, which is sort of a good news/bad news thing because while this means he has to get it out of the way before Stone Temple Pilots’ tour kicks off on May 17, it also means that he has to somehow squeeze in eight days’ worth of jail time into his next three-ish weeks fo rehearsals, jean fittings, and all those other things that frontmen do before embarking on big reunion tours. On the bright side, though, this forced absence from the DeLeo brothers should at least push the band’s first big public fight back by at least a week or so. [AP]