Scott Weiland dead at 48

2015-12-04 by Brendan Schroer CONTRIBUTOR | 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
839 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
23258 Comments


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

RIP

rockandmetaljunkie
Contributing Reviewer
December 4th 2015
9556 Comments


RIP

Tunaboy45
December 4th 2015
17619 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.

Asmodeuss1990
December 4th 2015
377 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.

Digging: Porter Robinson - Nurture

danielcardoso
December 4th 2015
11770 Comments


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

JWT155
December 4th 2015
14772 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
285 Comments


The 90s are dying before our eyes...

Spacesh1p
December 4th 2015
7717 Comments


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

ArsMoriendi
December 4th 2015
33890 Comments


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

Digging: Mudhoney - My Brother The Cow

ArsMoriendi
December 4th 2015
33890 Comments


He's* whoops. But yeah...

Sabrutin
December 4th 2015
7624 Comments


: (

RIP

WillieD
December 4th 2015
323 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
14772 Comments


I'm partial to Plush acoustic.

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

Final Origin
December 4th 2015
891 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
153 Comments


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

Puckoff
December 4th 2015
116 Comments


RIP

truekebabpower
December 4th 2015
789 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
1167 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
15504 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
3564 Comments


Never got into this group, but still bad news.

A lot of it this year.

misho87
December 4th 2015
106 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
13080 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: Volumes - Via

BMDrummer
December 4th 2015
14690 Comments


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

EyesWideShut
December 4th 2015
5501 Comments


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

onionbubs
December 4th 2015
13080 Comments


is slither the song you're referring to?

Tunaboy45
December 4th 2015
17619 Comments


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

beachdude
December 4th 2015
848 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
5501 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
3561 Comments


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

rhinocerosmilk
December 4th 2015
133 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
23258 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
13080 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
10681 Comments


Damn, this is awful.

Nazzadan
December 4th 2015
2319 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
518 Comments


RIP hard, always admired his amazing stage presence

Totengott
December 4th 2015
4252 Comments


RIP.

TheSonomaDude
December 4th 2015
7393 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
4700 Comments


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

TheCrocodile
December 4th 2015
2925 Comments


RIP

Flugmorph
December 4th 2015
24043 Comments


rip

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

bananatossing
December 4th 2015
1692 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
8166 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
839 Comments


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

LepreCon
December 4th 2015
5472 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
839 Comments


Rock on my Irish brother

BigHans
December 4th 2015
30957 Comments


RIP so fucking hard.

piroga84
December 4th 2015
362 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
30957 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
839 Comments


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

JWT155
December 4th 2015
14772 Comments


Way to steal my link MO! /s

Tunaboy45
December 4th 2015
17619 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
December 4th 2015
24779 Comments


shitty news. rip

Consigliere
December 4th 2015
278 Comments


Heartbreaking. RIP.

anarchistfish
December 4th 2015
28650 Comments


RIP slither was a banger

sadly this news isn't very shocking

Supercoolguy64
December 5th 2015
10489 Comments


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

Digging: Mobb Deep - The Infamous

Metalstyles
Emeritus
December 5th 2015
8574 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 5th 2015
13080 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 5th 2015
4650 Comments


Not surprised.

BlacKapes
December 5th 2015
1962 Comments


so is his band still gonna finish the tour or what

Minushuman24
December 5th 2015
4733 Comments


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

ArsMoriendi
December 5th 2015
33890 Comments


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



DivergentThinking
Contributing Reviewer
December 5th 2015
9341 Comments


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

ArsMoriendi
December 5th 2015
33890 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
45092 Comments


that Eulogy was gorgeous

Spec
December 5th 2015
36289 Comments


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

Rip.

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
December 5th 2015
5429 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: Wheel (FIN) - Resident Human

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
4409 Comments


RIP

Mesm277
December 5th 2015
962 Comments


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

Digging: Manchester Orchestra - The Million Masks of God

SGGreenman
December 5th 2015
1226 Comments


RIP

someguest
December 5th 2015
30014 Comments


Don't do drugs, kids.

They makes you get all Weiland crazy.

Ghost22446
December 5th 2015
93 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.

Digging: Darko (US) - Darko

CrazyDiamond7
December 5th 2015
260 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
954 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
258 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
3441 Comments


Unfortunate but inevitable really.
RIP

rodrigo90
December 8th 2015
6776 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
30014 Comments


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

rodrigo90
December 8th 2015
6776 Comments


Agree 100%

DivergentThinking
Contributing Reviewer
December 10th 2015
9341 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
December 10th 2015
11770 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
258 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
323 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
April 1st 2017
3301 Comments


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

toocool4pos
June 12th 2017
258 Comments


Ugh. I am in shock.

Thranth
July 22nd 2020
618 Comments


RIP



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