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Friday, December 4, 2015

Currently Booming: Ex-'STP' Frontman Scott Weiland Found Dead on Tour Bus

(Photo: Twitter)

Such sad news to report this morning in the unexpected passing of Scott Weiland, formerly of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver. The 48-year-old legendary rocker had been traveling with his band and was scheduled to perform last night when his body was found. 

TMZ was the first to report the sad news late last night. "Rock star Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota ... Weiland was on tour with his band Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts ... they were supposed to play the Medina Ballroom tonight, but the show was cancelled. A source connected to the band tells us Scott was found Thursday night on the bus around 9 PM.  Police surrounded the bus, which was parked outside a motel in the town of Bloomington, MN. The Hennepin County Coroner now has Weiland's body."

The family issued a statement overnight saying, "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. At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott’s family be respected."

Weiland's career had spanned three decades and his work with STP back in the 90's really helped to propel grunge from just being an indie, college radio thing to mainstream music. When I think of him there's one performance that always comes to mind, the one below where Weiland performs "Sex Type Thing" in a dress. Check it out below. RIP Scott!