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Stone Temple Pilots' 'Plush' Tops LyricFind Chart After Scott Weiland's Death

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Scott Weiland and Stone Temple Pilots during 1993 MTV Movie Awards at Sony Studios in Culver City, California.

The rock band slots three titles on the LyricFind U.S. chart, which measures lyric search volume domestically.

Following the death of frontman Scott Weiland Dec. 3, multiple Stone Temple Pilots songs scale the LyricFind U.S. chart, including "Plush," which debuts at No. 1.

LyricFind launched two charts on Billboard.com in October, ranking the fastest momentum-gaining tracks in lyric search queries through LyricFind's API in the U.S. and globally. LyricFind is the world's leader in licensed lyrics, with data provided by more than 4,000 publishers and utilized by more than 100 services, including Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Shazam, Microsoft, Yahoo, SoundHound and iHeartRadio. 

In all, three Stone Temple Pilots songs grace the LyricFind U.S. chart's top five; in addition to "Plush" at the summit, "Big Empty" debuts at No. 3, while "Creep" slots in at No. 5. "Plush" unseats Adele's "Hello," which had led since the chart's debut (Nov. 7). Additionally, "Plush" finds its way onto the LyricFind Global chart at No. 9.

All three songs were originally rock radio smashes, with "Plush" the band's first Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1 in 1993; it also hit No. 9 on Alternative Songs. "Creep" found its way to No. 2 on Mainstream Rock Songs (and No. 12 on Alternative Songs) the following year. Both cuts are from STP's debut album, Core. "Big Empty," the lead single from their sophomore set Purple, hit Nos. 3 and 7 on the charts, respectively, in 1994.

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Weiland, 48, died Thursday in Minneapolis while on tour with his band, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts. A cause of death has not been determined, although police confirmed that small amounts of cocaine were located in the tour bus bedroom where his body was found. Weiland fronted Stone Temple Pilots from 1989 until the band's 2002 hiatus, and then again in 2008-13. During his time away from STP, he was the lead singer of rock supergroup Velvet Revolver, also featuring members of Guns 'N Roses, from 2003 to 2008 and briefly in 2012.

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