The former Stone Temple Pilots frontman was found dead on his tour bus on December 3rd.
Scott Weiland, the former frontman for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver died of accidental "mixed drug toxicity,” it has been confirmed. The 48-year-old had a well documented struggle with drug abuse and was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota on December 3rd.
Scott Weiland died of accidental "mixed drug toxicity.
A report from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner states that Weiland’s death was cause by a toxic mix of drugs and he had evidence of cocaine, alcohol and MDA in his system. The report also noted a history of cardiovascular disease, asthma and multi-substance dependence.
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Weiland's body was discovered on the band's tour bus on Thursday, before the group was due to perform in Minnesota.
The sad news was announced on Friday morning (December 4th) via Weiland’s social media pages, although his friend, Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, briefly tweeted then deleted the news the night before.
Former Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland has died at the age of 48
Continue reading: Scott Weiland, Formerly Of Stone Temple Pilots, Dead At 48
This mistake must have left the Beverly Hills Police Department feeling very embarrassed.
On Thursday (Aug 21st) reports were circling around the web that claimed the former Stone Temple Pilots frontman, Scott Weiland, was arrested and has been in jail for the last four weeks, could not have been more wrong.
Weiland confirmed via a Facebook video that he was not arrested
TMZ first reported that Weiland was arrested on July 26th for shoplifting and drug possession after police allegedly caught him stealing razors from a Beverly Hills drug store, as well as having meth on him.
False alarm, Scott Weiland is free and working hard in the studio.
False alarm, everyone – Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland has not been imprisoned for the past couple weeks despite reports to the contrary. According the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, via The Wrap, the man taken into custody was not Weiland. The man has been identified as 44-year-old Jason Michael Hurley, according to a press release from the Beverly Hills Police Department.
False alarm people, Weiland has NOT been arrested.
The confusion began at Hurley’s arrest, when the man identified himself as Scott Weiland. He was arrested on July 26. It took several weeks, before he was properly identified by his fingertips on Thursday.
Continue reading: Stone Temple Pilots Scott Weiland Was NOT Arrested, Repeat NOT Arrested
Joan Jett was honoured at the 2013 Sunset Strip Festival, Linkin Park played an amazing headline set and Chris Brown even made an appearance.
The sixth edition of Hollywood's Sunset Strip Music Festival was a memorable affair with some amazing surprise features and a great show from this year's honouree Joan Jett with her band The Blackhearts.
The event took place last weekend (August 1st - 3rd) with an astounding 15,000 fans showing up to soak in the rock vibes. It kicked off on the Thursday as veteran rock chick Joan Jett was landed with the Elmer Valentine Award celebrating her influence on the Sunset Strip music scene. Following a stunning performance, the star told Rolling Stone how good it felt to be once again playing on the Strip. 'It felt really fulfilling in a lot of ways. When I left LA, it was with a hangdog vibe', she explained. 'I had the impression. of people laughing at me, saying. 'We told you girls couldn't play rock and roll'. It's very humbling. People are very sincere in their praise and you can't take it lightly.'
Bob Forrest was at the height of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll era of the eighties as he toured the States with his punk rock band Thelonious Monster, taking in every narcotic that became available to him. He took so many drugs and consumed so much alcohol that he became a shadow of his former self, unable to stay stood up on stage, regularly falling unconscious and frequently causing a scene wherever he happened to venture. He went to more than 20 rehabilitation clinics over 9 years to try and get clean while struggling to be around for his son Elijah, until he managed to pull through and turn his life around forever. He is now one of the most sought after and influential drug counsellors in America who has help the likes of so many big musicians transform their lives including Hole's Courtney Love and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis.
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Or stop him blogging about it.
Stone Temple Pilots, the band, is pressing on with performances, but former vocalist Scott Weiland isn’t happy. After he split up from bandmates Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz, Weiland maintains that the band is no longer the same – to the point where it shouldn’t be called Stone Temple Pilots anymore.
The alternative rocker explained himself in a statement on his website earlier this week, USA Today reports. In it, Weiland claimed: "Like any band that's stood the test of time and made music for more than two decades, STP had a special alchemy — the four of us together were greater than any one of us apart. So if my former bandmates want to tour with a new singer, that's their prerogative. ... But it's not Stone Temple Pilots."
His statement comes on the heals of a few gigs that the remaining members of STP performed with Linking Park lead singer Chester Bennington in California recently. Apparently, Weiland thinks the replacement is not only unethical to him, but also dishonest to fans of the band. In the statement, Weiland goes as far to claim that for the members to continue calling themselves Stone Temple Pilots, because “"because [he is] still a member of the band. And more importantly, they don't have the ethical right to call themselves Stone Temple Pilots because it's misleading and dishonest to the millions of fans that have followed us for so many years.”
Ousted front man claims he never knew he'd been given the sack
Stone Temple Pilots’ Scott Weiland has fired back at his now apparently former band mates by claiming that they’d never even told him he was fired, the lead singer claiming he found out about it the same way everyone else did – through the press.
In a statement reported by E! Online, Weiland commented "I learned of my supposed 'termination' from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press.” He continued "Not sure how I can be 'terminated' from a band that I founded, fronted and co-wrote many of its biggest hits, but that's something for the lawyers to figure out. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to seeing all of my fans on my solo tour which starts this Friday."
Scott Weiland has responded to his sudden and unexplained termination from the grunge band Stone Temple Pilots.
And if that term sounds somewhat matter-of-fact to you, well that’s because it is. The news came in the form of a conspicuously brief announcement on Wednesday – eleven words to be exact. No reason was given behind bassist Robert DeLeo, guitarist Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz’s decision to kick out Weiland. The change comes after the band’s fairly recent reunion in 2008. Before this, during the time apart, Weiland performed with Velvet Revolver, alongside former members of Guns’n’Roses. The vocalist is far from lacking any other options at this point. In fact, he is just about to embark on a solo US tour, starting Friday in Flint Michigan. However, in light of the firing, Weiland certainly didn’t hide his confusion.
Continue reading: Stone Temple Pilots Fire Scott Weiland. Passive Agression Ensues.
Date of birth
27th October, 1967