Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver rise on multiple Billboard charts after Weiland's death Dec. 3.
In fact, eight of the top 10 titles on the Hard Rock Digital Songs chart (dated Dec. 26) are by either Stone Temple Pilots (six) or Velvet Revolver (two), the two non-solo acts that Weiland fronted. The top-performing song, Stone Temple Pilots' "Plush," returns to top the chart, up by 1,405 percent to 18,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music. (It sold 1,000 the week before.) STP's "Interstate Love Song" also re-enters at No. 2 (14,000, up 1,447 percent), followed by the band's "Creep" at No. 3 (9,000, up 1,192 percent). "Fall to Pieces," the top-selling track from Velvet Revolver, ranks at No. 4 (8,000, up 2,512 percent).
Also in the top tier: STP's "Vasoline," "Big Empty" and "Sex Type Thing" arrive at Nos. 6-8, respectively, with Velvet Revolver's "Slither" new at No. 9.