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Scott Weiland's 10 Best Videos: From Stone Temple Pilots to Velvet Revolver & Beyond

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Scott Weiland performs with Camp Freddy in West Hollywood, Calif. in 2006.

Today (Dec. 4) we woke up to the sad news that Scott Weiland passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Minnesota, where he was scheduled to play with Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts. The long-running rock singer was only 48.

Although the cause of death remains unknown, Weiland had long struggled with addiction issues. But the voice behind Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver was beloved for his gritty, from-the-gut vocals and the memorable visuals that accompanied his songs.

From Stone Temple Pilots to his solo stuff, here's our editorial picks for Weiland's 10 Best Videos. For his biggest hits on the chart, head here

10) Stone Temple Pilots, "Plush"

9) Stone Temple Pilots, "Creep"

8) Stone Temple Pilots, "Down"

7) Velvet Revolver, "Slither"

For his first video with former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, Weiland returned to his classic music video look: Skinny, shirtless and gyrating his lithe form in the shadows like a second generation Iggy Pop.

6) Stone Temple Pilots, "Sour Girl"

5) Stone Temple Pilots, "Lady Picture Show"

Like Smashing Pumpkins' Georges Melies-inspired "Tonight, Tonight" video, STP reached back to the silent era for visual inspiration on their "Lady Picture Show" video. From the women undulating (shades of Metropolis) to the camera doing an iris-in on Weiland, it's a classic.

4) Stone Temple Pilots, "Sex Type Thing"

STP bashes away in a dank, industrial setting while shirtless Weiland swings on chains and stares down the viewer. The band's first video is also one of its best.

3) Scott Weiland, "Barbarella"

Scott Weiland - Barbarella from Adam Casto on Vimeo.

2) Stone Temple Pilots, "Vasoline"

Dressed to the nines and sporting a cane, Weiland shows off his bendy legs in the "Vasoline" clip, which also features a Lederhosen dance throwdown, a little girl collecting butterflies, a puppy playing next to a fancy pool and an unsettling, harried-looking clown. This is primo '90s alt-rock video eeriness.

1) Stone Temple Pilots, "Interstate Love Song"

If you ever wondered why STP's second album was called Purple, look no further than this purple-hued music video featuring a creepy, silent movie-looking guy with a Cyrano de Bergerac-sized schnozz. His exploits are paired with footage of the band rocking the hell out in front of palm trees and Weiland cruising through the desert wearing a feathery pink jacket.