COREY TAYLOR Pays Tribute To SCOTT WEILAND With ‘Sex Type Thing’ Performance …

9 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

After rocker Scott Weiland’s death, ex-wife pleads: ‘Don’t glorify this tragedy’.

An ex-wife of the late Scott Weiland has penned an open letter with the help of their two children, imploring that fans not romanticize the one-time Stone Temple Pilots singer’s apparently drug-related death. “We don’t want to downplay Scott’s amazing talent, presence or his ability to light up any stage with brilliant electricity,” former model Mary Forsberg Weiland wrote in Rolling Stone with the help of their son Noah, 15, and daughter Lucy, 13. “So many people have been gracious enough to praise his gift. . . .The bandmate arrested on a drug allegation in connection with the death of rocker Scott Weiland outside a Bloomington hotel has been released from jail as authorities continue their investigation.

But at some point, someone needs to step up and point out that yes, this will happen again — because as a society we almost encourage” a sex-drugs-and-rock-and-roll lifestyle. Skip the depressing T-shirt with 1967-2015 on it — use the money to take a kid to a ballgame or out for ice cream.” Weiland’s drug problems have been highly publicized, and Forsberg Weiland has been open about her own issues with addiction, and the couple’s tumultuous relationship, chronicled in her 2009 memoir, “Fall to Pieces.” The couple divorced in 2007. She begins by explaining December 3 is “not ‘the day Scott Weiland died’, it is the official day the public will use to mourn him” and claims her children “lost their father years ago”. “[The letter] is the final step in our long goodbye to Scott. And then we click ‘add to cart’ because what actually belongs in a hospital is now considered art.” As a model on the rise, Forsberg Weiland met Weiland when he was a struggling musician working as a driver. Scott Weiland, who died Thursday, Dec. 3, at age 48, “was a paranoid man who couldn’t remember his own lyrics and who was only photographed with his children a handful of times in 15 years of fatherhood,” she wrote in the lengthy missive, adding that even after the couple’s breakup, “I spent countless hours trying to calm his paranoid fits, pushing him into the shower and filling him with coffee, just so that I could drop him into the audience at Noah’s talent show, or Lucy’s musical.

Police arrested Thomas Delton Black, 47, of Studio City, Calif., a member of Weiland’s current band, the Wildabouts, on suspicion of having an additional small amount of cocaine. Or maybe these last few years of separation were his parting gift to us – the only way he could think to soften what he knew would one day crush us deep into our souls.” His Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts bandmate, Tommy Black, was arrested on drug charges after police found small substances of cocaine in his room and in the room where Weiland slept. However, his third wife, photographer Jamie Wachtel Weiland, told TMZ that her husband hadn’t done drugs in years and that the band members had a pact not to do drugs. Black was released from the Bloomington city jail on Friday afternoon “pending further investigation” into Weiland’s death, Deputy Police Chief Denis Otterness said Tuesday. The pair had a tumultuous, headline-generating relationship over the years that included heroin, brawls, trashed luxury hotel suites, arrests and a 2007 incident where she infamously set fire to $80,000 of the singer’s clothes in the driveway of their California home.

The band’s follow-up was a white-hot success, too: 1994’s Purple hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard pop charts, sold six million copies and launched the hits Interstate Love Song and Vasoline. But anything longer would often turn into something scary and uncomfortable for them.” Concluding that, “Noah and Lucy never sought perfection from their dad. Otterness said his department is awaiting toxicology results from Weiland’s autopsy. “We could be looking at four to eight weeks” before the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office has details to release, the deputy chief added.

Let’s choose to make this the first time we don’t glorify this tragedy with talk of rock and roll and the demons that, by the way, don’t have to come with it.

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