Scott Weiland, Former Lead Singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolve Found Dead on Tour Bus in Minnesota
Damn, another rock star dies … Scott Weiland found dead on tour bus …
48 year old Scott Weiland, the former lead singer and front man of the Stone Temple Pilots and the Velvet Resolve was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota. Scott Weiland was on tour with his band Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts and according to reports was supposed to play a gig last night at the Medina Ballroom. As reported at the LA Times, the former lead singer of the Stone Temple Pilots struggled with drug addiction. The Stone Temple Pilots were one of my favorite grunge bands of the 90′s. Sadly, Scott Weliand is dead at the age of 48.
Scott Weiland – RIP
Rock star Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota … TMZ has learned.
Weiland was on tour with his band Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts … they were supposed to play the Medina Ballroom tonight, but the show was cancelled. A source connected to the band tells us Scott was found Thursday night on the bus around 9 PM.
Police surrounded the bus, which was parked outside a motel in the town of Bloomington, MN. The Hennepin County Coroner now has Weiland’s body.
Scott Weiland, best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band The Wildabouts. At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott’s family be respected.
Everyone is familiar with Plush, but her is some ‘Interstate Love Song,’ … RIP Scott Weiland
Weiland was born Scott Kline in Santa Cruz on Oct. 27, 1967. At the age of 2, his parents divorced. He adopted the last name Weiland when his mother remarried and the family moved to a suburb of Cleveland. His biological father, a soda truck driver, remained in California.
“My childhood was green pastures and bee stings, learning to play baseball and football, living in a nice house, waiting — always waiting — for the start of summer so I could go to California and see my dad,” he wrote in his 2011 memoir, “Not Dead & Not for Sale.”
In a 1998 interview coinciding with the release of Weiland’s solo album “12 Bar Blues,” he told The Times that he had grown accustomed to the trappings of fame brought by Stone Temple Pilots.
“I used to feel guilty about my success, but I’m over that now,” Weiland said. “It’s like, hey, some people cook for a living and some people milk cows. I write songs.”
Stone Temple Pilots – Creep