CANDLEBOX paid tribute to late STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland by performing a cover version of the STP classic “Creep” during CANDLEBOX’s December 4 concert in Santiago, Chile. Video footage of their rendition can be seen below.
CANDLEBOX rontman Kevin Martin told the audience before the performance: “I first met Scott in 1993. We became fast friends. He was an incredibly talented human being. Scott fought with his demons for a long, long fucking time. And when I woke up this morning, [I had gotten] e-mails and texts and all sorts of shit… It broke my heart. So this one’s for Scott.”
Weiland was found dead on his tour bus on December 3 at the age of 48. The suspected cause of death is cardiac arrest, although an official report has yet to be released.
A small amount of cocaine was found on the bus and Tommy Black, bassist for Scott’s band THE WILDABOUTS, was arrested for possession.
Both of Scott’s former bands, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and VELVET REVOLVER, issued statements on his passing, while musicians and fans around the world have also posted tributes.