Earlier this year Pittman took aim at the band with a series of tweets which labelled the reunion line-up – of which he was left out of the band – as ‘a cash grab’ and ‘nostalgia trip.
'When we first played a couple of gigs people seemed to really like us and from there … it's just spiralled out of control and here we are.'
They’ll play London, Cardiff, Manchester and Birmingham in the middle of the month. Additional support comes from Bowling For Soup.
'Do them a favour - don’t come or watch any shows. They don’t need assholes like you around'
'I'm not trying to take any shots at Izzy. It's just his thing is kind of his thing, whatever that is'
Alter Bridge are returning to Europe at the end of the year for a 24-date run of shows which has been heraled as their biggest headline shows to date.
' I would say over the course of our last couple of touring cycles, certainly well into the millions of dollars have went up in flames just to give our fans a show they'll never forget.'
' I'm a sucker for melodies. Mostly I'll be having those melodies in my head for the vocals and afterwards I put guitars on it'
It’s not known whether Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder, who provides second lead voice on Hunger Strike, will take part in the tour.
I'm grateful for so much especially for 20+ years where he led me down the rebel’s walk to the soundtrack of the band’s we all love
'We're also progressing as a band, so maybe some of the songs are a little bit more soft, but there will always be metal influences'
'We're returning to ‘the roots’ to show everybody the magic and inspiration of the Roots live experience!'
'"It’s about dealing with people and their bullshit –all the pain and all the things involved with that.'
The trio will kick off an eight-night run of shows at the Glasgow SSE Hydro on January 10 .
'Pop music was ruling the world, and we made a case for commercially viable heavy music – no big deal'
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'I can’t play like Slipknot now. Those guys are heavier and faster than I could ever dream of playing now.'
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'The truth of it, for me growing up the only real artist that had tattoos was Bon Scott. He would take his shirt off in AC/DC, and it was scary'
'"I know he's very excited; he keeps saying, can he do more? '
' I mean, if you're getting divorced, you still give your ex a hug, or flip her off or something. You either get a kiss or a slap, or ... something'
'It’s a great money-making opportunity for you, junior'
'Nikki Sixx! Would you please shut up, find another way to be in the news and get off your self-inflated pedestal'
'I'll always be thankful for Axl believing in me. But it's not my band and it never will be.'