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Scott Weiland died last night at the age of 48, the end of a life defined by rock ‘n’ roll excess at its most triumphant and destructive. In one sense, it’s amazing that a man who lived that hard managed to live this long. On the other hand, I had come to think of Weiland… More »

Stone Temple Pilots were better than Pearl Jam. Nobody was allowed to admit that in the ’90s, when self-seriousness reigned and alternative rock was supposed to be Very Important Business — or rather, A Very Important Indictment Of Business (see: Pearl Jam’s war against Ticketmaster). Plus Scott Weiland made it harder on himself by blatantly… More »

As time-tested album cycles are discarded and abandoned, so too is an artist’s traditional publicity window. In 2013, the best way to stay in the public eye was not to do interviews, but to bicker, troll, and brawl — on Twitter, on TV, or in person. Yes, beef was what’s for dinner in 2013, and… More »

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Stone Temple Pilots Reportedly Launching Open Auditions For New Singer

In the years leading up to the death of founding lead singer Scott Weiland, Stone Temple Pilots toured and recorded with Linkin Park frontman Chester
Chris DeVille | February 5, 2016 - 9:50 am
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Watch Former Stone Temple Pilots Bandmates Pay Tribute To Scott Weiland

Two weeks after the drug-overdose death of former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, his estranged STP bandmates have posted a new video that pays…
Tom Breihan | December 21, 2015 - 3:51 pm
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Toxicology Test Reveals Scott Weiland’s Cause Of Death

Toxicology reports obtained by TMZ have shown the cause of Scott Weiland's death: an overdose on cocaine, MDA (a form of ecstasy), and alcohol. The…
James Rettig | December 18, 2015 - 11:41 am
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Hear Chris Cornell’s Acoustic “Say Hello 2 Heaven” In Tribute To Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland passed away last week at the age of 48, and since then we've read a several tributes to the late musician. Billy Corgan,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 8, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Scott Weiland’s Ex-Wife & Children Share Obituary

Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland passed away last Thurday at the age of 48. Billy Corgan and Weiland's former bandmates have both shared…
Peter Helman | December 7, 2015 - 11:20 pm
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Scott Weiland’s Bassist Arrested For Drug Possession

Scott Weiland's Wildabouts bandmate Tommy Black has been arrested for possession of cocaine on the tour bus that Weiland died in last night while on…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 4, 2015 - 5:22 pm
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Stone Temple Pilots Release Statement About Scott Weiland’s Death

The three remaining members of Stone Temple Pilots -- Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo, and Eric Kretz -- have released a statement acknowledging Scott Weiland's recent
James Rettig | December 4, 2015 - 3:40 pm
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Billy Corgan Shares Eulogy For Scott Weiland

Billy Corgan has shared a eulogy on the Smashing Pumpkins website for Scott Weiland, the Stone Temple Pilots frontman who passed away yesterday at 48.
James Rettig | December 4, 2015 - 2:22 pm
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R.I.P. Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland, former frontman for the hugely popular and important alternative rock band Stone Temple Pilots, has died. According to a post on his Instagram,…
Tom Breihan | December 4, 2015 - 3:40 am
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Jimmy Kimmel’s Next Mashup Monday Is “Joss Stone Temple Pilots”

Jimmy Kimmel's series of "Mash-Up Mondays," where he brings together two artists in a punny fashion, is well on its way this season. Last Monday's…
Grace Birnstengel | November 8, 2015 - 3:16 pm
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Scott Weiland Claims Chester Bennington Has Left Stone Temple Pilots

UPDATE: It's confirmed. Rolling Stone reports that Bennington has left Stone Temple Pilots to focus full-time on Linkin Park, his main band. Both Bennington and…
Chris DeVille | November 7, 2015 - 2:09 pm
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Drunk Guy Collapses Onstage With Stone Temple Pilots, Is Not Scott Weiland

Based on all the time that Scott Weiland was in the band, the members of Stone Temple Pilots are understandably not all that concerned about…
Tom Breihan | September 14, 2015 - 11:51 am
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PledgeMusic Apologizes For Scott Weiland Campaign, Offers Refunds

It appears that the Scott Weiland PledgeMusic campaign drama is coming to a close. The crowdfunding site's customer service representation Ryann McGrath finally responded to…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 8, 2015 - 11:27 am

Scott Weiland Is Really Pissing Off The Few Fans He Has Left

Scott Weiland has a reputation for acting like an asshole around his fans, which is unfortunate seeing that he funded his band the Wildabouts' new…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 2, 2015 - 11:27 am
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Scott Weiland Gives Tragic Performance Of Stone Temple Pilots’ “Vasoline” In Texas

Scott Weiland's skills as a rock star are extremely underrated, in part because his long, public battle with drugs and notorious unreliable behavior has eclipsed…
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2015 - 2:39 pm
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Scott Weiland Apologizes For Being An Asshole At Fan Meet-And-Greet

It must be amazing to be Scott Weiland. You spend the better part of two decades pissing away any fan goodwill, and there are still
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2015 - 9:10 am
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Scott Weiland Explains Why Grandaddy Is One Of His Favorite Bands

Grandaddy and Stone Temple Pilots were two of my favorite bands circa 2000, and I'm happy to report that they like each other, too. Actually,…
Chris DeVille | March 5, 2015 - 12:46 pm
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Hear Pharrell & Scott Weiland’s Previously Unreleased “Happy”

Before the mega-hit "Happy" or the 2008 N.E.R.D. track of the same name, Pharrell Williams worked on a third track called "Happy," this one with…
James Rettig | February 23, 2015 - 6:48 pm
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Scott Weiland Downplays New Supergroup, Sells Paintballing Sessions

A little more than two weeks ago, former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland announced that he has been working on an album titled Blaster
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 22, 2015 - 1:42 pm
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