Remembering Scott Weiland (1967-2015)

Scott Weiland
At the last second my friend goes, ‘Hey, you want go see STP tonight?’ Godsmack was awful, but Scott Weiland made up for it.

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’

Scott Weiland, best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away in his sleep while…

Posted by Scott Weiland on Thursday, December 3, 2015

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.