Well, damn. Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota tonight. He was only 48.
TMZ says that Scott Weiland’s band, Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts, was supposed to play a show at the Medina Ballroom in Medina, MN tonight. But at around 9pm, his manager found him dead on his tour bus. His cause of death isn’t known yet. (UPDATE: Scott Weiland died in his sleep after going into cardiac arrest, so says TMZ.)
Scott Weiland had a long history with the bad shit. He spent time in jail because of it and went to rehab.
In the late 1980s, Scott Weiland and Robert DeLeo started a band called Mighty Joe Young. That band later became Stone Temple Pilots. This will come as a huge DUH to you, but Stone Temple Pilots became big and their songs “Big Empty,” “Vasoline” and “Interstate Love Song” all became hits.
When STP temporarily broke up in 2003, Scott created Velvet Revolver with Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Dave Kushner. STP got back together in 2008. Scott Weiland also released a few solo albums.
Scott Weiland is survived by his wife Jamie Wachtel and his kids, Lucy and Noah, from his second marriage.
Rest in peace, Scott Weiland. A piece of the 90s died today too.
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