Scott Weiland Passes Away at 48

Scott WeilandScott Weiland the former lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver and with his solo projects has passed away at 48. He was found dead on his tour bus by his tour manager while in tour with Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts at Minnesota’s Medina Ballroom. He was found around 9pm right before he was to take the stage this evening.

Weiland was the famed lead singer of the band Stone Temple Pilots which came to fame in the 90’s with such songs as Wicked Garden, Interstate Love Song, Vasoline to name a few. He had a voice and attitude on stage that was very similar to the great Jim Morrison of the Doors. A tone that brought emotion out of the lyrics he sung and the performance’s he gave every night with every band or solo project he worked on.

Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction tweeted the about the death on Twitter. Weiland and his latest band, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, are scheduled to tour this month with upcoming dates.

Update: Weiland’s wife, Jamie Wachtel has confirmed the death. Wachtel, a Los Angeles based photographer married Weiland in 2013. They met while he was filming the video for ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’ in 2011.

Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts performing ‘Big Empty’ at Grammy Museum:

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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography. Member of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.
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