Scott Richard Weiland (born Scott Richard Kline; October 27, 1967 – December 3, 2015) was an American musician and singer-songwriter. During a career spanning three decades, Weiland was best known as the lead singer for the successful rock band Stone Temple Pilots from 1986 to 2013, as well as the supergroup Velvet Revolver from 2003 to 2008. He also established himself as a solo artist, releasing four studio albums, a cover album, a live album and collaborations with several other musicians since 1995.
Weiland has been ranked in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader (No. 57).
Scott Weiland Cause of Death
On December 3, 2015, Weiland was found in cardiac arrest on his tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota, just before he was scheduled to go on stage with his band The Wildabouts. He was 48 years old. No underlying cause of death was immediately given. Police later confirmed during a search of Weiland’s tour bus, small amounts of cocaine were found in the bedroom where Weiland was discovered dead. His Wildabout bandmate Delton Black was arrested and is to be charged with possession of a controlled substance after cocaine was also found in his bedroom on the same tour bus.
- 1995 – Weiland was convicted of buying crack cocaine.
- 2005 – interview with Esquire, Weiland said that while performing in his first bands as a teenager, his drinking “escalated” and he began using cocaine for the first time.In
- December 2007 – Weiland was arrested and charged with DUI, his first arrest in over four years (since October 27, 2003).
- February 7, 2008 – Weiland checked into rehab and left in early March.
- April 2015 footage showed Weiland, who appeared in the video to be zoned out and giving a bizarre performance.
- June 2015 – Weiland claimed that he had been off drugs for 13 years. His response was directed towards comments made by Filter’s Richard Patrick, who claimed Weiland was using drugs and even his fans were pushing him closer to death saying “the fans are just sticking up for Scott, and they have no idea of what is going on behind the scenes and it’s actually they’re pushing him into his death, because they’re making him believe that whatever I did is acceptable, and I can be as high as I want and I can do as much drugs as I want.”
Stone Temple Pilots – Plush. (Singer Scott Weiland)
Velvet Revolver – Slither (Singer Scott Weiland)