Stapp selbst gab daraufhin bekannt, dass er Weiland bei dessen Nebenprojekt ART OF ANARCHY ersetzen wird und nicht bei den STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. Anbei sein komplettes Statement:
"What's up, Stapp here, I wanted to clarify any confusions on STP and my comment. First off, Scott Weiland in STP is irreplaceable. I was recently asked what I'm currently working on in an interview and could not reveal details or announce this new project. This led the interviewer to assume it was STP and he eagerly kept asking for more details. Evidently my response caused confusion. I'm excited to share I've been working with Art Of Anarchy band whose members are Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, formerly of Guns N Roses, John Moyer of Disturbed and Jon and Vince Votta. Original announcement was slated for July along with our first single and album to follow but happy to share this announcement sooner to clarify. Art Of Anarchy is the project that I was referring to in the interview not STP. Scott Weiland was a part of Art of Anarchy and that's the six degrees of separation I was referring to. Always been a fan of STP and I wish them all the best in their search for a new singer. Allow me to introduce Art Of Anarchy. Stay tuned!"