SCOTT WEILAND was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota last night. He was 48. There’s no word on a cause of death, but he struggled with substance abuse for decades . . . so there’s a decent chance it was an overdose.
Scott was on tour with his band Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts. They were supposed to perform last night, but his body was found at 9:00 P.M. So it sounds like it was right before they were supposed to go on.
Obviously he was most famous as the lead singer for STONE TEMPLE PILOTS in the ’90s. It was impossible to avoid the first STP album “Core” in 1992, because of “Sex Type Thing”, “Plush”, and “Wicked Garden”.
It happened again in 1994 with “Interstate Love Song”, “Vasoline”, and “Big Empty” off their second album, “Purple”.
He also sang for VELVET REVOLVER, with the guys from GUNS N’ ROSES. But his relationships with both bands didn’t end well, because of the drugs. He missed shows, went to rehab, got multiple DUIs, and was arrested for buying crack.
Last night, Dave Navarro Tweeted, quote, “Just learned our friend Scott Weiland has died. So gutted, I’m thinking of his family tonight.” He later deleted it.
The guitarist for The Wildabouts died from drugs this year too. R.I.P. Scott.