scott weiland

Scott Richard Weiland (/ˈwaɪlənd/; born Scott Richard Kline; October 27, 1967 – December 3, 2015) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. During a career spanning three decades, Weiland was best known as the lead singer of the band Stone Temple Pilots from 1989 to 2002 and 2008 to 2013. He was also a member of supergroup Velvet Revolver from 2003 to 2008 and recorded one album with another supergroup Art of Anarchy. He established himself as a solo artist as well, releasing three studio albums, two cover albums, a live album and collaborations with several other musicians since 1995. Though derided by critics early in his career, Weiland's onstage persona was known as being flamboyant and chaotic; he was also known for constantly changing his appearance and vocal style, his use of a megaphone in concert for vocal effect, as well as his battles with substance abuse. Now widely viewed as a talented and versatile vocalist, Weiland has been ranked in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader (No. 57). In 2012, shortly before his departure from Stone Temple Pilots, Weiland formed Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, receiving mixed reviews: some critics and fans noted Weiland's apparently failing health and dwindling energy. While touring for his 2015 album Blaster, Weiland died of a drug overdose on his tour bus in Minnesota at the age of 48. Upon his death, many critics and peers offered reevaluations of Weiland's life and career, including David Fricke of Rolling Stone and Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins, the latter calling Weiland one of three "voices of the generation" alongside Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley. Wikipedia
HuffPost Sat, 05/27/2017 - 17:17

Brad Pitt, Courtney Love Among Mourners At Chris Cornell's Funeral

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“I just feel like his life was cut short."
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Chicago Tribune Sat, 05/20/2017 - 17:56

After Chris Cornell's death: 'Only Eddie Vedder is left. Let that sink in.'

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The story of grunge is also one of death.
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Washington Post Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:40

After Chris Cornell’s death: ‘Only Eddie Vedder is left. Let that sink in.’

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Many said the Pearl Jam frontman is the last living icon of grunge.
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