Like everyone else in the music world, Live Metal is deeply saddened by the passing of Scott Weiland. The former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman was found dead on his bus last night, Dec. 3, while on tour with his latest band, dubbed Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, in Boomington, Minnesota.
As troubled as he was talented, Weiland leaves behind a powerful legacy of music as the vocalist of two multiplatinum acts and a solo artist, and one of the most entertaining live performers I’ve ever seen. After being a fan for nearly 25 years, I had a chance to meet him earlier this year, and while he was a little on guard in the presence of media, he was polite and answered every question we asked. After the hours and hours of entertainment he had given me over the years, it was an honor simply shaking his hand.
Sadly, Weiland is only the latest in a long line of extraordinary talents taken too soon. We hope now he finally has found the peace that eluded him in life.
No cause of death has been released, but Blabbermouth is following and updating the story as it develops.