scott-weilandI have some very shocking news to report as the news just came that former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland has passed away at the age of 48. Apparently, Weiland was found dead in his tour bus at about 9PM just before he was supposed to go onstage with his band The Wildabouts at The Medina Ballroom in Bloomington, Minnesota. KNAC first reported the incident, followed by a report by TMZ, and then a statement from his wife Jamie to the Los Angeles Times sobbingly saying, “I can’t deal with this right now. It’s true.” No cause of death has been reported as of yet, but one can assume that people will speculate until it’s confirmed. The statement on his social media page read as, “Scott Weiland, best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band The Wildabouts. At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott’s family be respected.”

scottScott Weiland (Born Scott Richard Kline) first captured audiences with his charismatic performances with his band the Stone Temple Pilots with the band’s first album Core. After that the band would release hit after hit with albums like Purple, Tiny Music… Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop, No. 4, and more, but not without a price. Drugs and strained relationships with his band members would end up being a problem in the singers life and eventually led to his exit from Stone Temple Pilots. Scott was a true front man in every sense of the word and there has not been many like him since. Scott will be missed, my hearts and prayers are with his family, friends, and his band members. R.I.P. Scott Weiland (October 27, 1967- December 3, 2015).

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