This Day In Rock. Scott Weiland
Scott Weiland, born Scott Richard Kline, was born on October 27, 1967 in San Josè, California US. Though his early years were spent in Santa Cruz, California, he moved to Chagrin Falls, Ohio (a suburb of Cleveland) at age 5. He moved to Southern California as a teenager, later befriending bassist Robert DeLeo and eventually forming Stone Temple Pilots.
Scott Weiland and the rest of Stone Temple Pilots released their first album, ‘Core’, in 1992.
STP were popular during the height of grunge, despite the fact that they favored glam and arena rock over punk and metal influences. The band’s five albums have sold over 35 million copies worldwide, and the group won a Grammy for their song ‘Plush’.
The band broke up in 2003, only to reunite in 2008 for a summer and fall tour. Stone Temple Pilots released a final self-titled album with Weiland in 2010 and toured with the singer until 2012.
When the Stone Temple Pilots folded in 2003, Weiland went on to join the supergroup Velvet Revolver, a hard rock band featuring several former members of Guns N’ Roses including guitarist Slash. Velvet Revolver produced two albums.
Scott Weiland recorded four solo albums. his final solo album, ‘Blaster’, in 2015 with his band, Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts.
Scott Weiland passed away in his sleep on his tour bus December 3rd, 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota. His band Scott Weiland &The Wildabouts were wrapping up their 2015 tour. Weiland was 48.