Scott Weiland, Former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver Singer, Is Dead at 48

Posted by Michael Mueller on December 4, 2015 at 9:42 AM

Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland, the former singer of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, reportedly died in his sleep Thursday night while on tour with his band The Wildabouts, in Bloomington, Minnesota. He was 48.

Weiland formed Stone Temple Pilots with brothers Robert and Dean DeLeo. The band soon found huge success with hits like "Plush," "Interstate Love Song," "Vasoline," and "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart."

In 2002, Weiland joined former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum, to form Velvet Revolver. The band released two albums—2004's Contraband and 2007's Libertad—which found great success on the strength of mainstream rock hits like "Slither," "Fall to Pieces," and "She Builds Quick Machines."

Weiland is survived by his wife, and two children from a previous marriage.


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