Former lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland, was found dead in his sleep on the night of Thursday, Dec. 3 in Bloomington, Minnesota while on tour with The Wildabouts, his new group. A bag of cocaine was found in the room in which he was found. Weiland suffered from substance abuse during his years with STP; particularly heroin. In 1995, Weiland was arrested after deputies found him with crack and heroin. He plead guilty for heroin possession in 1998 which led to his departure from the band in STP. He then joined Velvet Revolvers until he rejoined STP in 2008. Weiland was then ‘fired’ from the band in 2013.
“Not sure how I can be ‘terminated’ from a band that I founded, fronted, and co-wrote many of its biggest hits, but that’s something for the lawyers to figure out,” Weiland said in 2013.
Weiland has been with The Wildabouts since he was fired and was recently supposed to go on tour until he died. The bassist was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, so the band will not play their show in Minnesota.