Scott Weiland dead at 48

2015-12-04 by Brendan Schroer | 91 Comments
It was reported that ex-Stone Temple Pilots frontman and co-founder Scott Weiland has passed away at 48 years old. He was found dead in his tour bus while on the road with the Wildabouts; they were at a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota. His wife Jamie and manager Tom Vitorino had confirmed the death; the group's next concert would have been in Medina, Minnesota this Thursday. As of now, not many other details have been reported and Weiland's family members are requesting privacy at this time.

Scott Weiland was best known as the charismatic frontman of Stone Temple Pilots before being kicked out in 2013, and his work with the band helped in propelling them to grunge/alternative rock stardom in the 90s. He was also the singer of the supergroup Velvet Revolver from 2003 to 2008. Aside from these and his solo career, he also released one record with the Wildabouts named Blaster before his death. Here are some of Scott's highlights with Stone Temple Pilots:










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afoolonahill
December 4th 2015
175 Comments


RIP. very sad news - grateful to have heard his voice first-hand seeing velvet revolver.

deadcrown
December 4th 2015
712 Comments


RIP. Stone Temple Pilots was/is one of the most important bands of the nineties and S. Weiland had a very recognizable bad ass voice. Gonna miss this bastard.

MO
December 4th 2015
21867 Comments


yea this sucks, another huge 90's icon is gone.

RIP

rockandmetaljunkie
December 4th 2015
6887 Comments


RIP

Tunaboy45
December 4th 2015
15480 Comments


Sex Type Thing is a jam and a half
RIP Scott, always saw him as one of the untouchable legends of the 90s but unfortunately he went down the same path as Layne.

Digging: The National - Sleep Well Beast

Asmodeuss1990
December 4th 2015
366 Comments


RIP. So fucking sad about this but it was kind of expected due to his battle with drug addiction. Another icon of the grunge era is dead to heroin. Damnit.

danielcardoso
Contributing Reviewer
December 4th 2015
11515 Comments


Another huge 90's icon is gone [2], sad news.
RIP.

JWT155
December 4th 2015
13537 Comments


Mountains of alimony payments forcing a man to tour to even survive made the decision to relapse quite easy for him.

tigersbrokefree
December 4th 2015
126 Comments


The 90s are dying before our eyes...

Spacesh1p
December 4th 2015
6908 Comments


RIP - glad I was able to see them in '06.

ArsMoriendi
December 4th 2015
21451 Comments


I hope that the girl she's singing about in "I Got You" actually paints roses on his grave.

Digging: Love - Love

ArsMoriendi
December 4th 2015
21451 Comments


He's* whoops. But yeah...

Sabrutin
December 4th 2015
4405 Comments


: (

RIP

Digging: Paradise Lost - Medusa

WillieD
December 4th 2015
152 Comments


I hate this so much. What an awesome vocalist, regardless of the problems he had. Check out his Unplugged performance of Creep, it's freaking amazing:

https://youtu.be/iBPsQIE3wIY?t=3m52s

JWT155
December 4th 2015
13537 Comments


I'm partial to Plush acoustic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnWGJoPvQ5U

Final Origin
December 4th 2015
820 Comments


Very sad news, STP was one of my first favourite rock bands when I was younger. Absolutely love Purple and Tiny Music...

Huge loss and an awesome, charismatic vocalist. RIP.

ShakeSoda
December 4th 2015
146 Comments


RIP. One of my favorite bands when I was first getting into rock. Was glad to have seen them in '08 as well.

Digging: Der Weg Einer Freiheit - Finisterre

Puckoff
December 4th 2015
113 Comments


RIP

truekebabpower
December 4th 2015
786 Comments


Damn, didn't realize it was this bad, so sudden. Makes me guilty I didn't go see STP while they were still together and Velvet Revolver was underrated too. R.I.P.

Pajolero
December 4th 2015
873 Comments


I know I shouldn't be surprised considering the lifestyle the dude has lead his entire life but it still sucks. Core is one of my favorite 90s records.

Kris.
December 4th 2015
14409 Comments


it's such a fucking downer when you see news like this and aren't immediately shocked, but just bummed out. it was bound to happen sooner or later, dude just couldn't get the help he needed. rip

Aftertheascension
December 4th 2015
3565 Comments


Never got into this group, but still bad news.

A lot of it this year.

misho87
December 4th 2015
103 Comments


Well, it's definitely very sad that he has died... but at the same moment, is anyone really shocked?

It was bad with him for many, many years and this year he was totally out of touch with reality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HQ_eq6NXFY

R.I.P. Scott

onionbubs
December 4th 2015
6056 Comments


Heroin really ruined this guy's life. It's what got him kicked out of STP and Velvet Revolver, and eventually is what killed him. This guy's life really was a mess, and it was just completely destroyed in the end.

RIP Scott Weiland. May the girl "I Got You" was written about paint flowers on your grave...

Digging: Our Lady Peace - Happiness...

BMDrummer
December 4th 2015
13942 Comments


used to jam so much stp, rip hard. honestly figured this would happen eventually, so sad

EyesWideShut
December 4th 2015
4480 Comments


that one Revolver song about "the water" is a strip club clossic.. thank you Weiland.

onionbubs
December 4th 2015
6056 Comments


is slither the song you're referring to?

Tunaboy45
December 4th 2015
15480 Comments


Slither is a classic song, Slash knows how to write a riff.

beachdude
Contributing Reviewer
December 4th 2015
841 Comments


Very sad but expected... I used to love STP's music before I was even into grunge or much rock, and the fact that those songs are still so iconic shows how special the band was. Scott was a huge part of that, hugely talented guy. RIP.

EyesWideShut
December 4th 2015
4480 Comments


i think Slither the name but i only know it by "HERE COMES THE WAATERRR" with a Slash guitar solo.

Hopelust
December 4th 2015
2702 Comments


This is sad. I will play their music today in memory of him.

rhinocerosmilk
December 4th 2015
98 Comments


We all knew it was coming sooner or later... sucks he couldn't get help or find the drive to stay clean.

MO
December 4th 2015
21867 Comments


I feel like this version of Plush should be in the body of the article

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnWGJoPvQ5U&feature=youtu.be

onionbubs
December 4th 2015
6056 Comments


@EyesWideShut yep the song is slither.

minimesmyidol
December 4th 2015
314 Comments


The recent live videos in texas with the Wildabouts were hard to watch.
Totally saw this coming, but still disappointed. Rip

Apollo
December 4th 2015
10670 Comments


Damn, this is awful.

Nazzadan
December 4th 2015
1413 Comments


There's a dude in the comments of that video from Texas that said he died 3 weeks ago, too spooky.
http://puu.sh/lIMPw/9ff93d6ad5.png

In all seriousness though, I'm really sad he died. My first concert was a show of his, introduced me to STP who I haven't listened to in far too long and I fixed that today. Last great "rockstar" frontman

omgraptors
December 4th 2015
843 Comments


R.I.P

It's amazing how Core holds up to this day. He added much needed swagger to grunge.
Also Velvet Revolver jams so fucking hard.

Shoteru
December 4th 2015
476 Comments


RIP hard, always admired his amazing stage presence

Totengott
December 4th 2015
4122 Comments


RIP.

Digging: Amenra - Live I

TheSonomaDude
December 4th 2015
5278 Comments


I've seen this day coming for years but now that it's here, I'm not sure how to react. This guy fucking ruled. Hard RIP

RogueNine
December 4th 2015
3285 Comments


To lose a guy like Scott....wow. Just terrible.

TheCrocodile
December 4th 2015
2709 Comments


RIP

Flugmorph
December 4th 2015
17022 Comments


rip

never listened to this band only known them from the name.
he kinda sounded like layne staley tho

Digging: Perturbator - New Model

bananatossing
December 4th 2015
447 Comments


Damn, this is really sad to hear. There has been a while since I listened to STP older records, but I grew up listening to this guy. RIP

Gmork89
December 4th 2015
7280 Comments


Ah dammit, this sucks. Glad I got to see them on their reunion tour, it was an awesome show. He used a loudspeaker some of the time and had tons of charisma, very memorable. RIP Scott thanks for the awesome tunes.

deadcrown
December 4th 2015
712 Comments


man I used to have a Core t-shirt buried somewhere. Wish I could find it right now.

LepreCon
December 4th 2015
5419 Comments


I have no words to properly express my grief, so glad to have seen him with Velvet Revolver in Dublin a decade ago. Gonna jam Core in his memory.

deadcrown
December 4th 2015
712 Comments


Rock on my Irish brother

BigHans
December 4th 2015
28386 Comments


RIP so fucking hard.

piroga84
December 4th 2015
353 Comments


unique, unique voice
will be missed

Mystletainn
December 4th 2015
4050 Comments


I feel like I keep hearing about everyone dying this year

He was way too young, RIP

BigHans
December 4th 2015
28386 Comments


I feel like this version of Plush should be in the body of the article

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnWGJoPvQ5U&feature=youtu.be

^ You got that right. One of the best acoustic performances ever.

deadcrown
December 4th 2015
712 Comments


I heard that acoustic version on kroq today. Such raw beauty in that version

JWT155
December 4th 2015
13537 Comments


Way to steal my link MO! /s

tresm87
December 4th 2015
3808 Comments


Bummed as fuck all day

RIP

Great thing is we will always have the music he made

Tunaboy45
December 4th 2015
15480 Comments


http://www.metalsucks.net/2015/12/04/scott-weiland-was-deep-into-crack-cocaine-in-days-before-death-drugs-found-on-his-bus-wife-insists-they-werent-his/

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
December 4th 2015
24391 Comments


shitty news. rip

Consigliere
December 4th 2015
278 Comments


Heartbreaking. RIP.

Digging: The National - Sleep Well Beast

anarchistfish
December 4th 2015
25979 Comments


RIP slither was a banger

sadly this news isn't very shocking

Digging: Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Luciferian Towers

Supercoolguy64
December 4th 2015
7986 Comments


wow just found out about this
R.I.P.

Metalstyles
Emeritus
December 4th 2015
8568 Comments


It's sad indeed, but for those who have been up to date with his lifestyle, this comes as no surprise. Too bad the drugs got the better of him, that's always a loss, and I will mourn him. I guess the only positive is that he went out by his own admission, in a way - I'm sure leaving this earthly life wasn't in his plans, but then again I doubt he was mulling over it whilst living life according to his own rules. We can criticize, if we want, but the man made his choices, and seemed to be quite aware of the consequences. No one is immortal, I just really hope he was okay with himself before passing away.

onionbubs
December 4th 2015
6056 Comments


i've read stuff about him, and it's just heartwrenching. He apparently felt drugs (especially heroin) in different ways with everyone else, and many songs were about how he loved it, but hated what it was doing to him. He was honestly trying to change, but his addictions just got so bad that he was fired from both Velvet Revolver and STP. And eventually, it lead to his death. It's no surprise, but its still devastating none the less. Rock in Peace man.

chug73
December 4th 2015
2980 Comments


Not surprised.

BlacKapes
December 4th 2015
1832 Comments


so is his band still gonna finish the tour or what

Minushuman24
December 4th 2015
979 Comments


RIP, such a great singer.
It's a shame how things were turning out for him before the end

ArsMoriendi
December 5th 2015
21451 Comments


http://pitchfork.com/news/62396-billy-corgan-pens-eulogy-for-scott-weiland/



SoccerRiot
December 5th 2015
2710 Comments


I just read that Billy Corgan eulogy this afternoon, quite a heartfelt read.

ArsMoriendi
December 5th 2015
21451 Comments


Yeah I was surprised. Articles about Corgan in the past few years paint him as a whiny self centered attention whore, but he did well here. Very genuine.

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
December 5th 2015
39141 Comments


that Eulogy was gorgeous

Digging: Soundtrack (Television) - BoJack Horseman

Spec
December 5th 2015
34729 Comments


Knew this was coming but it's still really fucking sad.

Rip.

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
December 5th 2015
4340 Comments


I haven't listened much to STP, but I really like Sour Girl. I was more into Velver Revolver.

Like Spec said, given his way of life, this moment was expected I guess. Even so, it sucks to hear this happened. RIP

Digging: Telepathy - Tempest

GauravB82
December 5th 2015
42 Comments


I feel so very sad for Scott. He was many things, some good some bad, but very quietly, a gentleman and he never complained about his lot. This is a long interview with Howard Stern, but worth the watch...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWWRqjzX7YE

henryChinaski
December 5th 2015
3860 Comments


RIP

Mesm277
December 5th 2015
598 Comments


Big shame, loved his work in STP and Contraband was one of my favourite albums growing up

SGGreenman
December 5th 2015
1226 Comments


RIP

someguest
December 5th 2015
28489 Comments


Don't do drugs, kids.

They makes you get all Weiland crazy.

Ghost22446
December 5th 2015
84 Comments


It's really sad to hear that yet another 90's rock icon died, let alone at the age of 48. Despite the problems that he had throughout his entire career, he still had that fire burning inside of him that kept him going.
R.I.P.

CrazyDiamond7
December 5th 2015
232 Comments


Very sad news, though I suppose his drug habits were going to get to him eventually. He was a talented vocalist, and wrote some of the most iconic songs of the '90s.

RIP

asaf
December 6th 2015
923 Comments


so Jeremy brown dies in March of this year from drug cocktails and no one says anything... that should've been the writing on the wall. his circle of friends should be ashamed of themselves.

TrephineArtist
December 6th 2015
241 Comments


Such sad news, I'm a long time fan, it's always been a joy to read Scott's interviews and thoughts, a clever and funny guy as well as one of the most talented rock singer/songwriters and frontmen in my lifetime.

Rest in Peace dude. your music will live forever.

I thought people might want to see this VH1 special from early 2000 (upon the release of 'Sour girl' from the N0.4 album) great song's and some Q & A's with fans in between;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk6WRG1yQpg

JAV
December 7th 2015
2726 Comments


Unfortunate but inevitable really.
RIP

rodrigo90
December 8th 2015
2904 Comments


Now what, army of anyone will make a comeback next year? they can't replace Scott, not after he passed away. They are not alice in chains

someguest
December 8th 2015
28489 Comments


Yeah, no kidding. Alice in Chains were/are 10x better.

rodrigo90
December 8th 2015
2904 Comments


Agree 100%

SoccerRiot
December 9th 2015
2710 Comments


I do agree that Alice in Chains are better. But then again, that's because I'm an obsessive fanboy of AIC, even the William DuVall stuff

danielcardoso
Contributing Reviewer
December 10th 2015
11515 Comments


Alice In Chains are one of the all time greats, unbeatable when Layne was around, but STP's enormous value was/is not to be denied.

TrephineArtist
January 16th 2016
241 Comments


Why whenever there is an article about Kurt Cobain and now Scott Weiland (RIP) AIC fans feel the need to chime in with the usual AIC/Layne were/was 10x better yada yada?

I'm a big fan of that band too but this is about Scott Weiland's death people, seems disrespectful to me. He (and STP) left massive mark on the musical landscape and imo was a little overlooked/underappreciated, one of the best singer/songwriters and frontmen of the last few decades.

WillieD
January 21st 2016
152 Comments


I hate when people do that, and I'm a big fan of AiC. STP made some amazingly enjoyable music, who cares if you think AiC is 10x better.


Maco097
March 31st 2017
2403 Comments


R.I.P. His copycat band was enjoyable.

toocool4pos
June 12th 2017
152 Comments


Ugh. I am in shock.



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