The misunderstanding happened because Weiland said to US ABC News that he was working on the third studio album with the band:
“They gave me a couple of songs and myself and [guitarist] Dave [Kushner] and [bassist] Duff [McKagan] are gonna be getting together for a songwriting session next week,” Scott said.
Slash denied knowing anything about that emphatically saying:
“I have absolutely no intention of going back to that … I’m on tour all this year. I’ll have to call Duff [McKagan], but I seriously doubt that. We have no intentions of going backwards.”
via. Triple M