TRAPT paid tribute to late STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland by performing a cover version of the STP classic “Plush” during TRAPT‘s December 9 concert at at Durty Nellie’s pub in Palatine, Illinois. Video footage of their rendition can be seen below (video credit: Nicole Elsen).
Scott has not only been a musical influence for TRAPT but also a dear friend to TRAPT guitarist Ty Fury, who previously worked as a guitar tech for Scott‘s band THE WILDABOUTS.
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.
TRAPT will release its sixth studio album, “DNA”, next spring via Crash Collide.
The band recently released a video for the song “It’s Over”. The clip was directed by Vicente Cordero with Industrialism Films and was shot in downtown Los Angeles.
Video credit: Nicole Elsen