Scott Weiland: A Photo History of His Wild Life

4 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Remembering Scott Weiland: His last EW interview.

Rock star Scott Weiland, best known for fronting the 1990s band Stone Temple Pilots, was found dead Thursday night in Bloomington, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office, as well as a statement on his Instagram and Facebook accounts.

He arrived in 1993 as the sinewy and mononymous (he was known only as “Weiland” then) frontman for STP, giving life to the smash single “Plush,” a song that mined the grunge sound so well that it simultaneously made them a huge commercial juggernaut and an even bigger target for scorn. Bloomington Police added that Weiland, who was unresponsive, was found in a recreational motor vehicle outside the hotel and he was already dead when officers arrived. He left and came back to STP several times in between success as both a solo artist and as the singer for Velvet Revolver, but as he explained in his revealing memoir Not Dead and Not For Sale, he always walked a fine line between rock and roll heroics and the disaster-inducing pull of heroin. Scott Weiland: When I formed the band and created the Wildabouts with my friends, we decided we wanted to make a band-sounding album, a rock-sounding album.

My thoughts are with your loved ones,friends & fans.” Other celebrities also paid their respects. “I saw Scott Weiland perform many times and those were some of my favorite concerts of all time. I made two solo albums before that were more experimental albums, and I think that they didn’t really resonate with my fan base because they were too out-there, too artsy. And she loves my kids and I love her son,” Weiland told Rolling Stone in November 2012. “She’s the greatest thing that’s happened to me in a long, long time.”

I wanted to do something different this time, I wanted to form a band and have a band sounding album and have there be collaboration in the songwriting. It really was a seamless process. “Hotel Rio” was a set of chords and a riff that [guitarist] Jeremy [Brown] brought to rehearsal, and he showed us the riff and we started jamming on it and I came up with the melody and the lyrics. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly in 2008, the drug-addled singer said about his addiction: “A lot of junkies have died with that Keith Richards poster pinned inside their minds. One thing that has really influenced me with Bowie where I’ve taken an approach from him is how he changes from album to album and has always modified his sound and his appearance.

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