Scott Weiland Found Dead In His Tour Bus At Age 48

The Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman had been battling substance abuse issues.

Scott Weiland, the volcanically talented frontman of two of rock’s last mighty mainstream hit-makers—Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver—was found dead on his tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota. He was 48 years old.

The longtime addiction-rattled Weiland had been traveling and performing with his group, the Wildabouts. A message posted on the singer’s official Facebook page confirms his death and requests, “At this time, we ask that the privacy of Scott’s family be respected.”

Weiland formed the group that would become Stone Temple Pilots in the late ’80s with brothers Dean DeLeo (who plays guitar) and Robert DeLeo (who plays bass).

Driven by a love of punk, psychedelia, and classic rock, the group developed a sound that centered on Weiland’s unmistakable growl of a vocal style, as well as a stage presence on par with music’s all-time most mesmerizing.

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