Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland has passed away. He was 48 years old. He died in his sleep on his tour bus according to a post made by his management team on his Instagram page. Weiland was in the midst of a U.S. tour with his new band The Wildabouts supporting their new album Blaster.
Weiland reportedly passed shortly before the band was about to take the stage at the Medina Ballroom in Medina, MN tonight. Weiland and the band were scheduled to play the Wicked Moose Bar & Grille in Rochester, MN tomorrow.
Weiland was one of the most influential and charismatic rock frontmen of all time. In addition to Stone Temple Pilots and his current solo career, Weiland also sang for the hard rock supergroup Velvet Revolver which featured Slash and other ex-Guns N’ Roses and ex-The Cult members.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Scott, his family, his friends, and his bandmates both past and present. Thank you for all the amazing music, Scott. Rock on, brother. [Photo Courtesy of Matt Christine/SightofSoundMagazine.com]