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Former Stone Temple Pilots Singer Dies At 48

12/4/2015 9:37pm EST
Scott Weiland
Former Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland passed away at the age of 48 on Thursday night.

The troubled rock star's body was found in the bed of his tour bus prior to a show stop in Bloomington, Minnesota. According to first responders on the scene, Weiland suffered a cardiac arrest.

The concert was canceled at the last minute without explanation, and fans were offered refunds before the news broke.

"Scott Weiland, best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band The Wild...

Why Did 'Scott Weiland' Go To Jail?

8/22/2014 1:18pm EDT
Impersonator Tricks Police Into Thinking He's Rocker Scott Weila
Scott Weiland has come forward to clear his name after a man was jailed on drug charges and claimed he was the Stone Temple Pilots rocker.

Reports surfaced on Thursday that Weiland had been jailed for methamphetamine possession and burglary. Officials claimed he had been in jail for a month following his July 26 arrest.

Weiland, 46, denied the claims, explaining in a video on his website: "Hi this is Scott Weiland... I just got done reading something very interesting, a nice piece of fiction... that says I was in jail... I have actually been touring, writing and recording my new album. T...

Scott Weiland Says He Was 'Terminated' To 'Boost Ticket Sales'

3/1/2013 8:28am EST
Scott Weiland
Scott Weiland has dismissed his firing from the Stone Temple Pilots as a publicity stunt to boost ticket sales for the band's upcoming tour.

Bandmembers Dean and Rob DeLeo issued a brief statement on Wednesday, confirming the singer's tenure in the group had been "officially terminated."

Weiland was left baffled by the announcement, insisting it was impossible for him to be tossed out of the group as he "founded, fronted, and co-wrote many of its biggest hits."

The frontman insisted his lawyers looking into the situation, and now he has claimed the DeLeo brothers lied about his sacking...

Scott Weiland Says He Can't Be Fired From Stone Temple Pilots, Hires Lawyer

2/28/2013 8:47am EST
Stone Temple Pilots
Scott Weiland insists his Stone Temple Pilots bandmates can't legally fire him. On Wednesday Dean and Rob DeLeo issued a statement confirming the singer had been "officially terminated" and offered no explanation.

In his own statement, Weiland said: "I learned of my supposed 'termination' from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press. Not sure how I can be 'terminated' from a band that I founded, fronted, and co-wrote many of its biggest hits, but that's something for the lawyers to figure out."

In the late 1980s Weiland and his best friend, guitarist Corey Hicock...

Stone Temple Pilots 'Officially Terminate' Scott Weiland

2/27/2013 2:48pm EST
Scott Weiland
Rockers Stone Temple Pilots have kicked frontman Scott Weiland out of the band five years after the enigmatic singer was dumped as the leader of Slash's super group Velvet Revolver.

The band issued a short statement on Wednesday, confirming that Weiland had been asked to leave, but offered no explanation. The press release read: "Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland."

The singer and his now ex-bandmates Dean and Rob DeLeo have had a tumultuous history which has included bust-ups and break-ups. The trio reunited in 2007 just before Weiland was ...

Scott Weiland Rejoining Velvet Revolver?

5/14/2012 8:44pm EDT
Rocker Scott Weiland has rejoined Velvet Revolver four years after his bandmates kicked him out of the group following a public spat.

The singer left the band and reunited his former act Stone Temple Pilots for a tour, leaving his supergroup to find a replacement.

After a series of near hires, bandmates Slash and Duff McKagan put Velvet Revolver on hold to concentrate on solo endeavors, but now it appears Weiland is back onboard following a reunion at a benefit concert in January.

He tells ABC News Radio he is writing and recording new music with his former bandmates, stating, "We've all...

Scott Weiland Debuts 'Winter Wonderland' - First Video From His New Christmas Album (Watch It Here)

11/17/2011 1:49pm EST
Scott Weiland
Two-time Grammy winner Scott Weiland debuted his video for "Winter Wonderland" today on Yahoo. The first video from The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year brilliantly captures the same traditional holiday vibe of the album and finds Weiland channeling the signature sound that Bing Crosby brought to the song nearly 50 years ago. The video features Weiland in several retro Christmas scenes, driving a sleigh and watching old 8mm videos.

The album is filled with lush orchestrations punctuated by horns and sweetened with strings, which were arranged by Michael Birnbryer and Jessica Catron respecti...

Celebrity Birthdays - October 27, 2011

10/27/2011 3:00am EDT
Kelly Osbourne
Happy Birthday to:

Singer/actress Kelly Osbourne (1984)

Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland (1967)

Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon (1958)

Italian director and actor Roberto Benigni (1952)

Former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing (1951)

British actor John Cleese (1939)

Italian composer Niccolo Paganini (1782)

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Velvet Revolver Has A Potential New Singer

10/8/2011 11:00am EDT
Velvet Revolver
The members of rock supergroup Velvet Revolver have inched closer to finding a replacement for Scott Weiland after Slash and Duff McKagan were left impressed by a potential frontman at a recent charity show.

The two stars and their former Guns N' Roses bandmate Matt Sorum recently jammed with the unnamed singer during a trip to New York and now bassist McKagan is keen to work with him again.

He says, "There was a singer there we might write some songs with."

Rock website reports the mystery man is Ours frontman Jimmy Gnecco, who performed three tracks with McKagan and Sl...

Scott Weiland: 'I Was Raped At 12'

5/18/2011 11:35pm EDT
Scott Weiland
Rocker Scott Weiland has sensationally revealed he was raped in his new memoir.

The Stone Temple Pilots star was just 12 when he was assaulted by "a high school senior," according to his new tell-all Not Dead & Not for Sale.

In an excerpt obtained by Spin magazine, Weiland recalls the rapist was "a big muscular guy, a high school senior... (who) rode the bus with me every day to school."

The rocker continues, "(He) invited me to his house. The dude raped me. It was quick, not pleasant. I was too scared to tell anyone. 'Tell anyone,' he warned, 'and you'll never have another friend in thi...

Sammy Hagar: 'I Was Asked To Be In Aerosmith'

5/3/2011 4:16pm EDT
Sammy Hagar
Rock veteran Sammy Hagar has revealed he was offered the chance to replace Steven Tyler as the frontman of Aerosmith, but snubbed the opportunity because it would have been a "difficult" transition.

The former Van Halen singer claims he has been approached over the years to join a string of top bands, and was in the running to front Slash super-group Velvet Revolver in 2008.

He tells Forbes magazine, "I was asked at one time to be in Motley Crue. I was asked at one time to be in Pantera by their managers. I was asked to be in Velvet Revolver when Scott Weiland quit."

Hagar even allege...

Mary Forsberg Weiland - 'Fall To Pieces: A Memoir Of Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll And Mental Illness'

3/9/2011 2:30pm EST
Though Mary Forsberg Weiland was living a life most people would kill for – worldwide fashion model, wife of modern rock icon – she was still exposed to perhaps the most toxic drug of all on a daily basis – her husband, Scott Weiland. In her new compelling tell-all, Fall to Pieces: A Memoir of Drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Mental Illness, Weiland’s takes readers on an emotionally twisted rollercoaster that plays out in the vein of other rock star diaries, Red Hot Chili Peppers' frontman Anthony Kiedis’ Scar Tissue and Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx 's Heroin Diaries.

Fall to Pieces follo...

Duff McKagan Surprises London Guns N' Roses Fans

10/14/2010 11:45pm EDT
Duff McKagan
Duff McKagan stunned Guns N' Roses fans in London on Thursday night when he joined former bandmate Axl Rose on stage for a show at the 02 Arena.

The bassist, who recently quit Jane's Addiction, performed "You Could Be Mine," "Nice Boys" and "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" with Rose's latest Guns line-up.

McKagan recently rejoined his other former Guns N' Roses bandmates, Matt Sorum and Slash, in supergroup Velvet Revolver.

The band has been out of commission since frontman Scott Weiland was fired last year, but now they've revamped their search for a new singer.

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Scott Weiland To Release Memoir In March

9/13/2010 5:00pm EDT
Scott Weiland
Rocker Scott Weiland is set to reveal all about his battle with drug addiction and his newfound sobriety when his long-awaited autobiography is released next March.

The singer has talked about the tome for three years - and he's finally agreed with publishers at Simon & Schuster on a tentative release for Not Dead & Not For Sale. Weiland was kicked out of rock band Velvet Revolver in April 2008 and has since been touring as a member of the reunited Stone Temple Pilots.

However, in the months before the split, he revealed he was overwhelmed by the prospect of chronicling his life. He tol...

Scott Weiland: 'Rock & Roll Bands Perform Live'

8/30/2010 11:45pm EDT
Scott Weiland
Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland has fired back at reports he is using backing tracks on the road.

The allegations were aimed at the rocker after he tumbled off the stage during a show in Ohio last week and appeared to keep singing.

Fans at the concert were stunned when Weiland continued singing seconds later without sounding flustered or breathless.

But the singer insists he's just professional.

At a concert in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Saturday night, Weiland addressed the rumors, stating, "There has never been a time in the 25-plus years that I have been singing with the...

Scott Weiland Wheezes In Colorado Altitude

8/14/2010 4:00pm EDT
Scott Weiland
Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland was left out of breath during the band's opening tour stop in Colorado on Tuesday after struggling to adapt to the higher altitude.

The reunited band kicked off their first big road trek in two years by hitting the stage in Morrison, a venue a mile above sea level.

The thin air caused Weiland to wheeze after rocking out to old hits like Plush, Between the Lines and Cinnamon. Taking a quick break, he told the crowd, "The altitude in this place is very interesting."

But Weiland refused to let the altitude problem slow him down and he later laun...

Axl Rose Declares War On Ex-Manager

5/18/2010 8:54pm EDT
Axl Rose
Axl Rose has waged war against former Guns N' Roses manager Irving Azoff, accusing him of attempting to sabotage the rocker's career after he refused to reunite with the band's original members.

Azoff, the CEO of management firm Front Line, originally filed suit against Rose in March, claiming the singer reneged on an oral agreement giving him 15 percent of his earnings from a big money concert tour - a deal said to be worth $2 million.

But Rose has fired back at Azoff, accusing the music mogul of failing to properly promote the band's 2008 album "Chinese Democracy" in an alleged bid to f...

Scott Weiland: 'I Wish Velvet Revolver All The Best'

5/12/2010 5:30pm EDT
Scott Weiland
Rocker Scott Weiland refuses to feel bitter about his dismissal from Velvet Revolver, insisting he wishes his former band mates "all the best."

Weiland was kicked out of the group in April 2008 following a series of arguments with founders Slash, Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan. The drama has played out in the press, but Weiland is eager to clarify he holds no "resentment" towards his former co-stars - and hopes they can move on from his firing.

He tells Kerrang! magazine, "It was a great experience until near the end. I think we made some great music - and I actually prefer our second album...

'Behind the Music' Returns to VH1 - What Are Your Favorite Episodes?

4/9/2009 10:00am EDT
Behind the Music
Last month, VH1 announced plans to revive its iconic series, "Behind the Music," this summer. The network has ordered 10 new episodes which will focus mainly on newer artists, including Lil Wayne and Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver.

This news got me thinking about my favorite installments from the series, so I'd like to submit this list of the Top 10 BTM episodes for your approval and/or ridicule. As always, a list like this is entirely subjective and will, hopefully, spark some spirited discussion.

10. Heart

This episode may not have the classic "rock bott...

Most Popular Rock Bands of The 21st Century. . . So Far

2/26/2008 10:32am EST
There are many rock bands out there that have evolved over the past eight years, but only a few of them have really made a difference in the music world today. Of course, everyone has different tastes when it comes to rock music, but when researching to see which bands really made an impact on the 21st Century, these five bands seemed to appear wherever I looked.

1. Audioslave: Audioslave caused quite a hype when they first came together. The band consisted of former Soundgarden frontman, Chris Cornell, and former Rage Against the Machine guitarist, Tom Morello, so for anyone who was a...

The Crystal Method Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary Of Ground-Breaking Debut,'Vegas'

8/30/2007 7:00pm EDT
The Crystal Method
In their decade-long career, The Crystal Method have sold over a million albums, scored a Grammy nomination and collaborated with everyone from Ozzy Osbourne to Scott Weiland to Ol' Dirty Bastard. They headlined the Hollywood Bowl, rocked Coachella and played a fashion show in Milan for Donatella Versace. Meanwhile, their songs appeared in countless video games, movies and television series. Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland, who are The Crystal Method, even spent a surreal night in the Los Angeles County Jail. But before any of that happened, they made Vegas, their debut album from 1997. ...

Velvet Revolver To Release 'Libertad' On July 3

4/24/2007 10:30am EDT
Velvet Revolver
"The feel, the energy of Libertad is about the eternal struggle for freedom -- personal and social freedoms." So says Velvet Revolver's frontman Scott Weiland in describing the band's forthcoming album Libertad, scheduled for release July 3 on RCA Records. It will be preceded by the track "She Builds Quick Machines."

"Libertad has soul," Weiland continued. "What we're trying to say on a musical and lyrical level is clearer this time. The songs may have started out being very personal but they took on a more universal truth as they were nurtured by the five-headed beast that is Velvet R...