Review: Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts
 – Blaster (Universal Music Canada)

Scott WeilandConsidering the circus show that his life has occasionally been since the 1992 debut with his now former band Stone Temple Pilots, one has to cast a wary eye on Scott Weiland’s latest musical venture with his band The Wildabouts. It’s hard not to draw parallels to his work with his former group, but for what it’s worth, Blaster helps Weiland stand on his own relatively well. He isn’t exactly re-writing the book on rock and roll but with tracks like the anthemic “Way She Moves,” “Bleed Out,” “Hotel Rio,” and a decent cover of T. Rex’s “20th Century Boy” in his corner, Weiland proves his talents go beyond what we might have come to expect from him.