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BREAKING NEWS: R.I.P. Scott Weiland 1967-2015

by Paul Cashmere on December 4, 2015

in News

Scott Weiland, the former lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died at age 48.

Weiland was found dead of his tour bus. He was on an American tour. His current band Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts were due to perform in Bloomington, MN. Weiland had died in his sleep on his tour bus before the show.

UPDATE: Statement from Scott Weiland Facebook page:

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.

Scott Weiland had a constant battle with drugs during his career leading to evaporation of Stone Temple Pilots in 2001 after five Top 10 albums including the 8 million seller debut ‘Core’ in 1992 and its 6 million selling follow-up ‘Purple’ in 1994.

Weiland then formed Velvet Revolver with former Guns N Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum. The first Velvet Revolver album ‘Contraband’ in 2004 sold a further 2 million, the second and final album ‘Libertad’ sold 1 million.

Weiland reunited with Stone Temple Pilots in 2010 and recorded one more album. The self titled sixth album peaked at no 2 in the USA but the reunion was shortlived. Weiland was once again out of control and was fired from the band. Stone Temple Pilots continued with Chester Bennington of Linkin Park as lead singer and released the ‘High Rise’ EP with Bennington in 2013.

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