Scott Weiland, Dead at 48

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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.”

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.

 

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  • Scott was one of the voices in my musical coming of age in the early 90s, which sadly, we’ve lost too many already (Weiland, Cobain, Staley, etc.).
    At the very least, I take comfort in the fact his constant struggles with his personal demons is finally over. May he finally find peace.

    • I bought STP “purple” the same day i was going to buy Method Man’s “tical” because I was a hip hop guy. I was looking for something new. I already liked Nirvana, and Pearl Jam and Green Day. It was a huge deal that I bought `purple’ rather than a hip hop album. Glad I did.