Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland upset organisers at this year's (05) Grammy Awards - by breaking their smoking ban.

The former Stone Temple Pilots rocker snubbed the music event's no-smoking rule as he strolled backstage in Staples Centre, Los Angeles on Sunday night (13FEB05), flicking ash on the carpet.

Weiland, 37, has experienced repeated stints in rehabilitation following drug and alcohol-related arrests.

He jokes, "I think they prefer us smoking cigarettes as opposed to drugs."

14/02/2005 17:43