Troubled rocker Scott Weiland has used the video to his band VELVET
Revolver's new track to document his infamous battle with drugs and past
Weiland was so intent on giving fans an accurate insight into his
disturbed past, he demanded his ex-wife appear alongside him in the gritty
promo for maximum impact, snubbing proposals for actress Keira Knightley to
play his former spouse.
The gravel-voiced singer shot the FALL TO PIECES video with his bandmates
Slash, Duff Mckagan, Matt Sorum and DAVE KUSHNER in Los Angeles, under the
direction of legendary video-maker KEVIN KERSLAKE.
He says, "It's a concept I had. Fall To Pieces is the most personal song
on the album to me. It's about how I was emotionally falling apart. At that
time, I was really struggling to keep it together and grab a hold of being
clean, and my wife
and I were separating.
"So the best thing for the video was to tell the story of what was
actually going on. That involved getting my wife to play my wife in the video
so I could really get into that head space again emotionally.
"There was talk of actress Keira Knightley playing my wife but I didn't