During his storied career as the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, Scott Weiland worked with dozens of musicians. After his death late Thursday night, artists who were fans, peers, and friends spoke about the legacy Weiland leaves behind in the rock scene.
Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro was the first to remember the singer in a now-deleted tweet, writing, “Just learned our friend Scott Weiland has died. So gutted, I am thinking of his family tonight.” Other artists like Dave Kushner, Chuck D, Travis Barker, and Krist Novoselic soon followed.
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Weiland’s manager confirmed his death, and a statement was shared on the singer’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. “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 Wildabouts,” the message read. “At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott’s family be respected.”
See more remembrances for Weiland below.
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan penned a eulogy on his website Friday and wrote, “As any fan, I find myself reflecting on what I do have in my own treasure chest: in scarce moments where Scott and I spoke as contemporaries or competitors, and got to know each as people other past the footlights and shadows we were so busy casting to the world. It may seem trite in reflection, but I’d try to make him giggle when I saw that the manic whirl of the dumb parties we were at (in Hollywood, no less!) might be causing undue stress.” Read the whole thing on SmashingPumpkinsnexus.com.