He can still sound like 2010, he just turns it on and off. I always felt this way dating back to the 2001 comeback. Look at the ACDC shows. He was motivated to help his hero Angus. In 2010, he was motivated to promote his magnum opus Chinese Democracy. He's a passionate guy who does what he wants and loses that passion when his mood is shaken. He's bored with Guns.
I'm sure this should go in Archive but I've been waiting for this to surface on youtube. Hilarious Velvet Revolver Stern interview from 2004. Some Slash and Duff comments on the GN'R breakup and NuGNR incarnation. RIP Scott Weiland: