Scott Weiland Dead -Vale Crackerman

Scott Weiland has gone to the great rock n roll show in the sky.

I loved his voice and the early Stone Temple Pilots albums

Scott Weiland, the former frontman for rock bands Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died, his Facebook page confirmed early Friday morning (Dec. 4).

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


Dave Navarro, guitarist and member of Jane's Addiction, first tweeted the news at 9:01 p.m. PT on Thursday night: "Our friend Scott Weiland has died." (He has since deleted the tweet.)

Weiland and his latest band, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, are scheduled to tour this month with upcoming dates at Reno, NV on Dec. 18 and City Winery in Napa on Dec. 19.

The singer turned 48 on Oct. 27. Weiland long suffered from substance abuse issues.

A California native, Weiland formed the band Stone Temple Pilots with brothers Robert and Dean DeLeo and saw huge commercial success in the 1990s. In  1993, the band’s debut album Core peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 followed by an even bigger achievement a year later in 1994, when STP released the album Purple, which contained several radio hits including the songs “Big Empty,” “Vasoline” and “Interstate Love Song,” at it reached No. 1.
Featuring Weiland’s distinctive lower register singing style, a sort of growl that grew ever more popular in the post-grunge years, STP went on to sell millions of records, but infighting eventually drove the members apart.  The band took the first of several hiatuses just a few years after reaching their apex of their popularity, during which Weiland participated in several side projects.
Stone Temple Pilots would carry on in various incarnation in the coming years. Most recently, the group recruited Linkin Park singer Chester Pennington to handle frontman duties. He announced his exit from the group on Nov. 9.
In 2002, Weiland joined former Guns N' Roses members Slash (guitars), Duff McKagan (bass) and Matt Sorum (drums) in a supergroup called Velvet Revolver. They released an album called Contraband in June 2004 and another in 2007 called Libertad, the last to feature Weiland on vocals.
By then, Weiland had weathered several public run-ins with the law, mostly due to drug use and driving under the influence. In 1995, the singer was convicted of buying crack cocaine and sentenced to probation. In 2003 and 2007 Weiland was arrested for D.U.I. Heroin was also a drug of choice for Weiland, who had check into a rehabilitation facility but did not finish the program, according to reports around 2007.
Tributes to the late singer have been pouring in from all over the music world. Former MTV VJ and longtime radio personality Matt Pinfield wrote on Facebook “I am speechless … and sad at the loss of my friend, and although many of you are probably not surprised. It doesn't make it any easier. Addiction sucks. I will miss you Scott.”

Just saw that… you beat me to it.

I can’t say that I am surprised… it always seemed like it would be his eventual fate.

Still sad, Interstate love song is one my favourite songs of all time.

Just saw that.... you beat me to it.

I can't say that I am surprised.... it always seemed like it would be his eventual fate.
I actually thought it would have been sooner.

Was a fan of them early on , however more so of the DeLeo brothers, rather than Weiland.

Haven't really gone back to listen to them for a while but might give Core or Purple or a spin tonight.

Not really my era, but I liked them.
We played Plush and Interstate Love Song (which was always a bit hit and miss).

Thread title should be dead and bloated.

one of my favs in the day and still listen to a few songs now.

You have to wonder what is done to help people in such obvious need of help. He was not capable of kicking his habit on his own. Addiction sucks - cou’d not have said it better.

“Too much walkin’, shoes worn thin/too much trippin’ and my souls worn thin”…

Such a waste. Always liked his voice. Purple was a fantastic album.

Stone Temples and Velvet Revolver. Loved his work. Sad day.

Really liked STP. Was just thinking about Sex Type Thing today, and the way it was widely misunderstood. Purple is a great album of its time. 

But ■■■■, this twitter wank fest - pray for this pray for that - has got to stop. FFS. 

Huge fan of Velvet Revolver, this news sucks. Contraband is my favourite album ever, every song on it is just hard core rock and roll. 

Zimmer said:
Really liked STP. Was just thinking about Sex Type Thing today, and the way it was widely misunderstood. Purple is a great album of its time. 

But ■■■■, this twitter wank fest - pray for this pray for that - has got to stop. FFS. 
Really liked Core myself. Swoodley's quiz sent me back to it just last week or so.

I nearly posted part of this as an extra to it. Seems kinda pertinent now, as yet another bites the dust, .. or falls victim to it ...

Hey everybody, where did Mary go?
Where did Mary go?
And where's my only cigarette?
Please think for me, I can't bare to
I'll just lie here for a while
Wet myself, wet my bed
I've readied it all for her, you know
Clean sheets, incense, a lots of fluffy pillows
Now soiled
And where's my cigarette?
Did you check the bathroom, the bathtub?
She sleeps there sometimes
Water cleanses, you know
Washes dirt away, makes new
Maybe she, maybe she, maybe she, maybe, maybe she swam away

Was a shock. Died on tour.

I’m still pretty bummed out about this, and probably will be for a while. STP are right up there in my top handful of bands ever, and Scott is close to my favourite vocalist. Not ‘the best ever’ vocalist (although he’s superb in that department), just one of my absolute favourites, as in, his voice just always resonated with my moody 90’s teen persona. Sadly i only got to see them once, in 2011, and it couldn’t be said that Scott - or the band - was ‘on’ that night. 

Obviously Core and Purple are where it’s at, but I stuck with them all the way through their 6 studio albums, even if I was just doing it out of loyalty for the last two. Tiny Music… has been getting a huge run this morning (Oh I’m in love suicide, with a pop star homocide,) and I was always a massive fan of the rather lamely titled ‘No 4.’ It’s such a dark album, filled with regrets and nods to his addiction demons, and it was released at a time when most ‘rock’ that was coming out was just flat-out douchey.‘Down’ is probably still one of my fav STP tracks.  

I really liked Velvet Revolver, but couldn’t get myself to love them. Their ‘sound’ was awesome, and him and Slash created some magic, but I always felt that by that stage, Scott had fallen away lyrically. There are a few gems (I still play ‘Sucker Train Blues’ regularly) but some of the songs almost sound like they aren’t as good as they could / should be, because they don’t really mean that much. Still a pretty impressive band, all things considered. 

This is one of my favourite Scott moments. Considering the company he is keeping here, and the enigma of the man he is covering, I reckon he gives it a fair nudge.

And even though the unplugged version was good, this acoustic of Plush is the sh*t.

R.I.P Scott, and cheers for the music. 



Very sad news about his demise, as with many of you guys in this thread, I too was a big STP fan back in the day with Sour Girl being one of my all time faves of theirs and that particular era.

Billy Corgan came out with a fitting tribute today about Scott, Layne Staley and Kurt Cobain and how they were the voices of their era.

RIP Scott Weiland…will be sadly missed.

wimmera1 said:
Not really my era, but I liked them.
We played Plush and Interstate Love Song (which was always a bit hit and miss).

Was in a band that did both + Crackerman and a couple Velvet Revolver tunes as well. Pretty much every rock band in Denver plays them nowadays to the point of cliche. I feel like every audition setlist I looked at had at least one or two of these in it. But they still go over, even after 20 years.

I actually didn't like them much when they first came out.... was still something of a prog snob in those days, which was high school for me. It was actually their third and fourth albums which made me a bigger fan, even though they both kinda stiffed. I think I still like Sour Girl the best out of anything they did.

Once Staley checked out, Weiland seemed odds on to follow soon after.  Lasted a lot longer than most suspected, but there was an inevitability to it unfortunately.

STP were not my favourite of the era, but were certainly part of my musical landscape .  Some excellent songs, his vocals sometimes very distinctive and he was tortured enough for me to imagine i could relate to.

Will head out to the shed, put 12 Bar Blues in the old cd player and crack a beer in his memory.


So i did.  The CD still in the player that needed removing was Alice In Chains ‘Dirt’.  On the desk are some bike mags from the early 90’s that i was flicking through a few days back.  Weird.   The beer aint that old though!

 I associate most of those years with motorcycles, mates and the likes of Weiland freeing us from Stock Aitken and Waterman.

"Where’s your man, he’s lost and gone again."

A strange and eclectic album.  Like the artist.

Have had Army Ants stuck in my head all weekend.