Rock band Suspect208, which featured sons of Guns N’Roses guitarist Slash (Saul Hudson), late Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland, and Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, ended its short-lived career. The news was confirmed by the group’s guitarist Niko Tsangaris in a recent chat with Wall of Sound.
Suspect208 was formed in 2021 by Noah Weiland on vocals, Tye Trujillo on bass, London Hudson on drums, and Tsangaris on guitar. The band released a series of singles before Weiland exited the project in early 2021 due to “creative differences” with the rest of the group. Cody Houston stepped as a vocalist shortly after.
According to Tsangaris, Trujillo recently also decided to leave Suspect208, followed by Houston. At this point, the remaining band members decided it was time to call it quits.
“We didn’t want to keep dividing up our fan base by getting new people,” said Tsangaris while adding that he and Hudson already started a new band called S8NT ELEKTRIC.
While Suspect208 received significant attention mostly due to their links with famous bands, the group also had an intriguing sound that showed promise and was compared to Velvet Revolver. Altogether, they released four singles during their brief time together: “All Black,” “Nicotine,” “Long Awaited,” and “You Got It.”