Scott Weiland, the lead singer and frontman for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, died in his sleep Thursday night at the age of 48.
According to a statement on Weilands official Facebook page Weiland was on tour in Bloomington Minn with his band Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts.
Weiland lead one of the most successful rock bands of the 90’s in STP, but has always been running from his documented demons of substance abuse.
In 1992, Stone Temple Pilots (aka STP) debuted with Core, which included songs like “Vasoline,” “Intersate Love Song” and “Plush,” which earned Weiland and STP a Grammy in 1993 for best hard rock performance with vocal.
In 1998 Weiland pleaded guilty to felony heroin possession in which lead to a stint in rehab and STP canceling a tour/breaking up in 2003.
Following the split Weiland joined Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses) and Dave Kushner (Wasted Youth) to form the supergroup Velvet Revolver. The band was fairly successful earning a Grammy for the song “Slither” and a Billboard Music Award nomination for the song “Fall to Pieces.”
When Weiland left Velvet Revolver in 2008 he rejoined the Stone Temple Pilots, saying to the Associated Press at the time, “The story’s not finished […] There’s more to be revealed and more to be told.”