Friday, April 12, 2024

Scott Weiland, of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, Dead at 48


Scott Weiland is dead. He was 48. Reportedly his manager found him dead on his tour bus. Weiland rose to fame as lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots. He had many drug issues, and eventually left that group. He wound up in Velvet Revolver, but drugs plagued him.

Weiland had a wife and two sons, ages 13 and 15. What a shame. There was a moment when Stone Temple Pilots were huge. If Weiland hadn’t gone off the rails then STP would have gone on to bigger things. Condolences to his family and friends.

Who didn’t love this song? RIP Scott Weiland

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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