SAINT ASONIA, the new act featuring ex-THREE DAYS GRACE frontman Adam Gontier and STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok, paid tribute to late STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland by performing a cover version of the STP classic “Big Empty” on December 5 at The Tree Of Joliet in Joliet, Illinois. You can watch video footage of their rendition below.
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.
SAINT ASONIA was announced earlier this year, with Mushok and Gontier joined in the band by ex-FINGER ELEVEN drummer Rich Beddoe and STUCK MOJO and DARK NEW DAY bassist Corey Lowery.