The man who help define a music generation, Scott Weiland, the former lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, died in his sleep Thursday night. He was 48.
In 1992, Stone Temple Pilots gave us ‘Plush’ and ‘Creep,’ with the album Core grunge had another musical giant to sit alongside Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. ‘Plush’ won a Grammy in 1994 for Best Hard Rock Performance.
Stone Temple Pilots ‘Plush’
Stone Temple Pilots ‘Creep’
Just imagine 1994 without ‘The Big Empty’ on The Crow soundtrack. The album reached number one on The Billboard 200, featuring The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against the Machine, Violent Femmes, Rollins Band, Helmet, Pantera, For Love Not Lisa, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Medicine, Jane Siberry, and Machines of Loving Grace.
Stone Temple Pilots ‘The Big Empty’
Weiland had a short-lived solo project The Magnificent Bastards, in 1995 he contributed ‘Mocking Girl’ to the Tank Girl soundtrack.
The Magnificent Bastards ‘Mockingbird Girl’
The summer of 2003 rocked with Velvet Revolver’s ‘Set Me Free’ from Ang Lee’s Hulk. Velvet Revolver was a supergroup consisting of Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum, and Weiland. The band won a Grammy in 2005 for ‘Slither.’
Velvet Revolver ‘Set Me Free’
Velvet Revolver ‘Slither’
Velvet Revolver ‘Fall To Pieces’
Its not my loss, its our loss. Send your thoughts toward the family! https://t.co/Ojv1QYABmg
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) December 4, 2015
— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) December 4, 2015
Sad to hear about Scott Weiland passing. He was a once of a kind epic force onstage. thoughts are w his family #RIPScottWeiland
— Juliette Lewis (@JulietteLewis) December 4, 2015
R.I.P. Scott Weiland. – one of the premier voices of rock. Condolences to his family and band mates.
— EricBobo (@ericbobo) December 4, 2015
— Queensrÿche (@queensryche) December 4, 2015
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) December 4, 2015
Sad to hear about Scott's passing.I hope it wasn't drugs.The saddest part of the story is his kids and family being left behind. RIP
— ❌ Nikki Sixx ❌ (@NikkiSixx) December 4, 2015
Extremely saddened to have read Scott Weiland passed. Such a gifted performer. My thoughts are with your loved ones,friends & fans.
— Joe Perry (@JoePerry) December 4, 2015
I saw Scott Weiland perform many times and those were some of my favorite concerts of all time. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) December 4, 2015