Stone Temple Pilots’ Scott Weiland Dead At 48
Written by JT on December 8, 2015
Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland has died at the age of 48. He was found unresponsive on his tour bus while on the road with his solo band The Wildabouts. A cause of death has yet to be revealed, but Weiland was open about his struggle with addiction over the years and his troubles were well documented.
STP was one of the biggest bands of the grunge era in the ’90s, with a run of huge Rock hits, including “Creep,” “Plush,” “Vasoline,” “Interstate Love Song,” “Big Bang Baby” and many more. The group split in 2002, in part due to Weiland’s struggles, but reformed in 2010 and released one more album together. STP and Weiland parted ways in 2013, with Linkin Park‘s Chester Benningtonfronting the group for a period.
Weiland also fronted the supergroup Velvet Revolver in the early ’00s, working with ex-Guns N’ Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum. They split in 2008 after releasing two albums. Weiland also released four diverse solo albums, including a 2011 Christmas record, throughout his career.
A statement on Weiland’s official Facebook page reads, “Scott Weiland, best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band The Wildabouts. At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott’s family be respected.”
He is survived by two children and his third wife Jamie Wachtel.
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