Scott Weiland Dead At 48
Scott Weiland, former lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died at the age of 48.
Weiland and his new band, the Wildabouts were scheduled to play a show in Hamel, MN Thursday night when his body was found on the band's tour bus. No cause of death has been announced.
Weiland founded Stone Temple Pilots in 1989 with bassist Robert DeLeo, Dean DeLeo and Eric Kretz. They became one of the most popular bands of the post-grunge era, with their first four albums reaching platinum status. STP disbanded in 2002 due to Weiland's ongoing legal troubles and substance abuse issues.
Weiland later joined former Guns n' Roses guitarist Slash to form the supergroup Velvet Revolver before disbanding in 2008. He then rejoined STP and recorded one album with them before he was fired from the band, leading to a legal battle with his ex-bandmates that to this day remains unresolved.
His most recent band, the Wildabouts, released the album Blaster back in March, and played here in Shreveport in September 2014.