Remembering Scott Weiland, One of Rock’s Most Dynamic Frontmen
Iconic voice behind the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver and frequent Stern Show guest passed away on ThursdayDecember 4, 2015
Scott Weiland, the iconic voice behind the Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, the Wildabouts, and more, passed away on Thursday in his sleep while on tour in Minnesota, according to a statement posted to his official Facebook page. Weiland was 48.
Over the past two decades, Scott visited the Howard Stern Show numerous times at different points in his career and always proved to be an incredible guest and talent. “I remember being blown away by how original their music was,” Howard noted. “There was real power in that music.”
In Scott’s memory, we look back at some of his best moments on the show. Thanks for being such an amazing friend to us, you will be missed …
The Stone Temple Pilots Visit (1996)
Scott and the band came in to perform live on the Stern Show in November of 1996 and talked about everything from their lives as rock stars to performing with the guys from Aerosmith, and how marriage was going for some of the guys. They performed “Seven Caged Tigers” and a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Dancing Days.” Weiland (seen above) came into the studio still wearing makeup from the previous night’s concert.
The ‘Plush’ Performance (2000)
In 2000, the band returned to the studio and performed one of their biggest hits in “Plush” on the heels of the release of their album “No. 4”
The Debut of Velvet Revolver With Slash (2004)
All of the members of the Velvet Revolver rock supergroup came in to promote the release of their album “Contraband” and made for an entertaining morning. Weiland, Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum, and Dave Kushner traded off telling stories from the road, their pasts, and more before performing an incredible acoustic version of “Slither.”
‘Not Dead & Not for Sale: A Memoir’ (2011)
In the studio to promote his book, “Not Dead & Not for Sale: A Memoir,” Scott again opened up to Howard in 2011 about the wild life he’d led, his biggest musical influences (Beatles and Stones), and some hard stories from his past.
Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts Perform ‘Jean Genie’ (2015)
After appearing on the show for more than two decades (going back to the time Howard called his hotel in 1993 on the air), Scott brought his new band, the Wildabouts, in for a special live show from the Stern Show studios in honor of their new album, “Blaster.” Listen above for just a taste of the amazing performance.