The news was first reported by David Navarro. Weiland’s Facebook page has since confirmed the news. The social media page states that Weiland “passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota with his band The Wildabouts.”
Its not my loss, its our loss. Send your thoughts toward the family! https://t.co/Ojv1QYABmg
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) December 4, 2015
The band was to perform Thursday night in Madina, Minn, at the Medina Entertainment Center. Weiland released one album with the band, Blaster, earlier this year and was just wrapping their fall tour, where they would play small theatres and clubs. Stone Temple Pilots released Core in 1992, which included hits, “Plush” and “Creep.” Purple, released two years later contained “Vasoline” and “Interstate Love Song.” Together, the two albums sold 14 million copies in the United States. Throughout his career, Weiland struggled with drug addiction and was often deemed dishevelled, but he was one hell of a solid singer.