“There's something that doesn't feel quite right to sit here and talk about Scott. It saddens me that he's not able to be here and do it himself.” So remarks Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo, sitting at Yahoo Music with his bassist brother Robert DeLeo and STP drummer Eric Kretz and discussing the 25th anniversary deluxe reissue of their massive debut album, “Core.”
In a new GQ profile, Stapp described the time he rented out the same tour bus in which former Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland died, where Stapp claims to have undergone a “crazy, mystical experience.”
Bassist Tommy Black (left) and singer Scott Weiland of Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts perform during day 1 of the Carolina Rebellion at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 2, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since Stone Temple Pilots frontman and ‘90s alt-rock legend Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Bloomington, Minn., at age 48. Tommy Black, Weiland’s close friend and bandmate for 10 years, in particular finds that fact difficult to grasp — but not because the time has passed quickly for him.
On the one-year anniversary of Scott Weiland's death, the surviving members of Stone Temple Pilots penned a remembrance of their late lead singer.
Core brought Stone Temple Pilots the sort of vicious criticism usually reserved now for Nickelback or pre-Purpose Justin Bieber, but the tides slowly started to turn with the release of their sophomore album, Purple — thanks to heavy but undeniably catchy anthems like this one and “Vasoline” (along with the underrated Core songs “Wicked Garden” and “Creep,” which sort of got the revisionist-history treatment and are now considered alt-rock radio classics). Weiland really began to find his voice on Purple, showing the haters that he’d be around for quite a while.
According to some sleuthing by the folks over at Alternative Nation, Stone Temple Pilots will soon announce the search for a new lead singer. Following the death of former STP frontman Scott Weiland and the November 2015 departure of his touring replacement, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, the band has listed the following message on their homepage:…
The members of Stone Temple Pilots have shared a statement on the death of former frontman Scott Weiland, who left the grunge group for the last time in 2013. Weiland, 48, died yesterday in his sleep. You were gifted beyond words, Scott.
Bassist Tommy Black (left) has been arrested for possession of cocaine on the tour bus on which Scott Weiland was found dead on Thursday. Black, Weiland’s Wildabouts bandmate, was arrested and booked for Probable Cause Felony 5th Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance. Pictured: Black, left, with Weiland, second to right, and other Wildabouts members.
Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus Thursday night in Minnesota. During his 25 years in the spotlight as the frontman of Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, and as a solo artist, his life was filled with hits and some tragic misses, including arrests for his long-standing drug problems. Like one of his rock heroes, David Bowie, Weiland was a chameleon of rock, frequently changing his look and his sound.
Scott and the band, along with management want the fans to know that this decision was not made lightly, but as it stood, the tour dates had far too many administration and production issues to overcome, and ultimately the fan experience would have been far below what Scott feels his loyal fans deserve. Again, we apologize to our fans and appreciate their understanding in this matter.
Scott Weiland apologized on Facebook for a disastrous VIP meet and greet following a concert in Boston with his band the Wildabouts earlier this month. Without our fans and supporters, we would not be able to do what we’re doing.”