Ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Singer SCOTT WEILAND Found Dead

According to TMZ.com, former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota. He was 48 years old.

A source connected to Scott‘s band THE WILDABOUTS tells the site Scott was found on their bus Thursday night around 9 p.m. — shortly before the band was to go on stage at the Medina Ballroom.

JANE’S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro tweeted shortly after the news of Weiland‘s death broke: “Just learned our friend Scott Weiland has died. So gutted, I am thinking of his family tonight.”

STP fired Weiland in February 2013 after reuniting with him in 2010 for a series of tours and one self-titled album. The band had previously been on hiatus since 2002, primarily due to the singer’s struggles with drugs and alcohol.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS then recruited a new singer, Chester Bennington of LINKIN PARK, and released one critically acclaimed EP, “High Rise”.

Speaking to a Canadian reporter last year, Weiland denied that his “demons” were still a factor as he continued to tour with THE WILDABOUTS.

“Past demons are past demons; that’s stuff that I dealt with 14 years ago,” he said. “I mean, I guess Keith Richards [of THE ROLLING STONES] gets asked about [his past drug use], so why shouldn’t I? But it’s not something that I think about, ever. Those days of my dope abuse, and use, are long since by me.”
Source: Blabbermouth

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