The former Stone Temple Pilots frontman was fired from the band in 2008 following a series of bust-ups with his bandmates and the group has been largely inactive ever since.

However, Weiland tells Alternative Nation there were plans for a full reunion after the rockers regrouped for a charity show in 2012, and he claims Perla Hudson torpedoed them.

"We did a show together, and there was talk about us getting back together," Weiland says, "but Perla, Slash's ex-wife, kind of put the kibosh on everything... I thought, at the time, we would get back together and do a tour."

The rocker didn't go into details about why Perla was so against a get together, but he now fears a reunion is highly unlikely - and he fully expects his Velvet Revolver bandmates Slash, Matt Sorum and Duff MCKagan to hit the road with Axl Rose as part of a Guns N' Roses spectacular before their supergroup tours again.

"I think that Guns N' Roses (classic line-up) are getting back together," he explains, responding to reports suggesting Slash and Rose have mended their broken friendship in recent months. "I just heard that."

And Weiland believes a Guns N' Roses get together would be very beneficial for Axl - someone else he has fallen out with in the past.

"I think Slash is actually a bigger star right now than Axl." he adds.

The future of Axl's current Guns N' Roses line-up appears to be in limbo following the departures of guitarists DJ Ashba and Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal.

And it's clear bassist MCKagan still has links to the group - he joined Rose and company on tour in South America last year (14).