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Editor's note: This story was originally published in the Lagniappesection of The Times-Picayune on Oct. 15, 2004 ahead of Voodoo Fest.

"Tell me about this Voodoo festival," says Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan, calling last week from a Seattle tattoo parlor. "I hear it's awesome. Scott said it was great."

Scott Weiland, the current Velvet Revolver and formerStone Temple Pilotsvocalist, did indeed enjoy himself when STP closed out the 2000 Voodoo Music Experience. His bandmates surprised him with an onstage birthday cake. Lost in the moment, Weiland stripped naked, streaking offstage to the safety of his tour bus.

"Oh really?" McKagan said. "He didn't tell me that p