Rocker Scott Weiland has found an energetic way of keeping himself free of drugs - practising martial arts.

The former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS star, who on Friday (18JUL03) pleaded not guilty after California police found drug paraphenalia in a car he was travelling in, has taken on the Far Eastern practice after encouragement from one of his VELVET Revolver bandmates.

He says, "He kidnapped me and brought me up to Seattle up into the mountains in Washington and got me into it."

Weiland is due back in court for his drug controversies later this month (JUL03).

23/07/2003 09:22