Sadly, this news isn’t all that surprising but Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver and The Wildabouts has been found dead on his tour bus overnight in Minnesota. Weiland was quite the performer but always had a problem with drug addiction. The cause of death is unknown right now. Thoughts go out to his friends and family.
The singer rose to fame as the frontman of the Grammy Award-winning Stone Temple Pilots, whose hits include “Interstate Love Song,” ”Plush,” and “Vasoline.”
When the band broke up in 2003, Weiland went on to front Velvet Revolver, the supergroup that featured former members of Guns N’ Roses, including guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan, The Associated Press reported. STP reunited in 2008 and split again five years later.
Weiland struggled with substance abuse issues for years, and had a long string of drug- and alcohol-related arrests and stints in rehab, per AP. His addiction contributed to STP’s 2003 breakup.
In March, Wildabouts guitarist Jeremy Brown died at 34 as a result of multiple drug intoxication, according to the coroner’s report.