Scott Weiland Redeems Himself at BottleRock Festival After Viral 'Vasoline' Video

Scott Weiland
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Scott Weiland performs at Bottle Rock festival at the BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival on May 30, 2015, in Napa, California.

Last month, a video hit the Web showing Scott Weiland and his new band The Wildabouts playing the Stone Temple Pilots classic "Vasoline" -- well, they were trying to play it, at least.

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Between the mumbled lyrics and off-key singing, it was hard to tell what song they were going for. One headline even read: "You Might Be Better Than Scott Weiland at Singing Stone Temple Pilots Songs These Days." After a string of bad press -- including a cranky fan meet-and-greet he ended up apologizing for on Facebook -- fans worried the substance-abuse-plagued singer might be back to his old habits.

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But at a nearly hour-long set at the BottleRock Festival in Napa, California, on Saturday afternoon, Weiland and his band performed plenty of STP hits -- including a return visit to "Vasoline" -- and this time around, Weiland was strutting around the stage like he owned it and hitting all his notes. Here's a small taste of that strutting:

Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts on the Jam Cellars stage. @bottlerocknapa #BottleRock

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The STP fans in the crowd left very happy, as Weiland & Co. also performed "Dead and Bloated," "Big Bang Baby" and "Meatplow," and wrapped up the show with "Unglued."

Weiland kept the between-song chatter to a minimum, really only addressing the crowd to let them know what song was coming up next -- but after his past few months, you can't blame him for just keeping quiet and playing the music. He left the stage in silence too, bowing formally and then saluting the crowd.

Billboard caught up with Weiland and the Wildabouts backstage at BottleRock. Watch our interview below:


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