In 2006, when Scott Weiland and Slash were in the midst of their Velvet Revolver collaboration, Weiland became a target of Axl Rose's ire. After filing a lawsuit against Slash, Rose released a missive that knocked Weiland, as well as his former bandmates. Weiland didn't take it lying down. MTV reported that in a posting on Velvet Revolver's website, Weiland wrote that Rose had an "unoriginal, uncreative little mind, the same mind that had to rely on its bandmates to write melodies and lyrics -- who's the fraud now?"
Left: Axl Rose in 2006 at his first Southern California concert in a decade. Credit: Gina Ferrazi / Los Angeles Times. Right: Scott Weiland and Slash perform in 2007. Credit: Los Angeles Times