Stone Temple Pilots Remember Scott Weiland One Year After His Death

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Scott Weiland photographed on Jan. 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah.  

The members of Stone Temple Pilots have paid tribute to late singer Scott Weiland with a letter published on the band's website, marking the one-year anniversary of his death.

"Here we are. A year has passed since you’ve been gone," the band writes. "We often think of you and are reminded of you daily with many memories."

"Then there is the music the four of us carved out allowing us to listen and feel how brilliant you are. There was a time when we looked up to one another. Each of us wanting one another’s approval. The songs we wrote had to have complete impact on us in order for them to shine. When it did… it was unearthly. Perhaps you are in a place now to better describe it. We miss you Scott," the letter reads.

Weiland died on Dec. 3, 2015 while on tour in Minnesota with his band at the time, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, from a "mixed drug toxicity: cocaine, ethanol and methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA)," according to findings by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office. He was 48 years old.

He was the frontman of Stone Temple Pilots from 1989 to 2002, then went on to sing with Velvet Revolver. Weiland joined STP again from 2008-2013.


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