Scott Weiland was ordered yesterday (Oct. 30) in Pasadena, Calif., to report to a live-in detox program followed by six months in a residential drug rehab center. The court order followed the Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver lead singer’s arrest on Monday — his 36th birthday — for crashing into a parked car in Hollywood and leaving the scene of the accident. He was charged with driving under the influence.
Weiland, who has a history of heroin addiction that landed him jail time in 1999, was already undergoing a court-ordered drug counseling program.
Pasadena Superior Court Commissioner Collette Serio said she would allow Weiland out of the residential facility for a 10-day period starting Nov. 7 for four hours a day, so that he can finish recording an album with his Velvet Revolver bandmates: former Guns N’ Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum as well as Suicidal Tendencies’ David Kushner.
The band is eyeing a February release for its debut RCA album.
Weiland will be taken to the recording studio by a police officer and tested for drugs immediately on his return.
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