In late January, Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland revealed that Stone Temple Pilots, the multi-platinum grunge outfit that first put the guttural singer on the map, will reunite for a handful of gigs this summer. But with Weiland, who’s battled drug addiction on and off since the late ’90s, back in rehab, will the show go on? Yes, according to sources close to the band, who point to a soon-to-be announced date scheduled for mid-May in Columbus, Ohio, where STP will
headline Rock on the Range, a radio festival hosted by local hard rock
station Blitz 99.7. (Weiland’s manager couldn’t be reached for comment.)
As for Weiland’s condition, VR drummer Matt Sorum told EW.com that Scott is “doing okay” in treatment. “He checked himself in to rehab,” Sorum said on Saturday at Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy party. “Scott took the initiative to get in there. Nobody forced him, and that’s a good thing. You see shows on TV, like Intervention, but
until you’re really ready to get clean and sober, you’re going to do what you’re going to do. It could have gone the other way, but he decided he needed to take care of business so he’s down there
taking care of himself.” Weiland entered a rehab facility immediately following VR’s L.A. show at the Wiltern Theatre on Feb. 8.