Scott Weiland and Slash at the AMA Awards showRock vocalist Scott Weiland, who’s known almost as much for his past run-ins with the law as he is for his brilliant voice, may soon sit down and write his life’s story—that is, if he can get over his initial fears about doing it.

The former Stone Temple Pilots singer and current Velvet Revolver frontman, said he has a deal with an unnamed publisher to write a tell-all book; one that would surely touch on the singer’s extensive history of drug arrests, as well as chronicle his life as one of the most important figures of Seattle’s Grunge movement of the 1990s.

"It's a weird thing," Weiland told reporters backstage at the American Music Awards. "You make a lot of records, write a lot of songs, but all of a sudden you go into a whole different vein, and it's a little bit scary to dive into."

Weiland added that he is working on the project with David Ritz, who has co-authored autobiographies for the likes of Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and, most recently, Don Rickles.

Weiland and Velvet Revolver guitarist/Gibson artist Slash attended the AMA award show this past weekend in Hollywood, where they presented former American Idol champion Carrie Underwood the award for this year’s best country album.

Slash, who just wrote his own autobiography with Anthony Bozza, offered Weiland the following advice:
“Just jump in, and once you get going you can’t stop,” Slash said.

Velvet Revolver were forced to cancel a handful of Japanese shows this past week after their applications for Visas to enter the country were denied. Slash said the band is appealing Japan’s decision, and, in the meantime, will embark on a short tour of Australia that begins December 4.—Gabriel J. Hernandez