Shocking news came out tonight that Scott Weiland of the hit groups Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver has been found dead. TMZ shared the news that Scott was found on his tour bus and had passed away at the age of 48. This story is still developing and a cause of death has not been revealed at this time.
Weiland was in Minnesota when he was found dead on tour with his new band Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts. They were supposed to have a concert tonight at the Medina Ballroom, but after he was discovered, they quickly canceled the concert planned for tonight in Minnesota.
Scott Weiland was found about 9 p.m., which was just a bit before the band was supposed to go on stage. Scott is best-known for his time as the lead singer of the groups Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver. He was with Velvet Revolver from 2003 up until 2008. Scott has been with Stone Temple Pilots more than once over his career. Now he has been playing with his band Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts and they were on tour at this time.
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Over the years, Scott Weiland has battled with substance abuse problems, but they are not saying that this was the cause of his death. As of right now, there is very little information about what happened to Scott that caused his sudden death at the age of just 48. He just had a birthday on October 27 and this was when Scott turned 48. Dave Navarro went to his Twitter to speak out about the passing of Scott, but then later deleted what he had to say, possibly because everyone didn’t know about his death yet. Dave said “Just learned our friend Scott Weiland has died. So gutted, I am thinking of his family tonight.”
Billboard shared a few days ago that Scott Weiland spoke out against ISIS in a recent interview. He was not going to be afraid of this group or let them hold him back. Scott recently did a radio interview where he was asked about ISIS and what is going on in the world today. While on the Canadian Sirius XM program The Todd Shapiro Show, Weiland shared his exact thoughts about this group.
F**k ISIS. And if they come after me, I’ll fucking pull out my Glock 17.
Scott Weiland also spoke out about the possibility of Donald Trump ending up president, and he was not a fan of this idea at all. Weiland said it would be a “nightmare” if Trump was to win the race. It was obvious that Scott would not have been voting for Trump in the future. This interview turned out to be the last big interview that Scott Weiland would ever give and one of the things that he will be remembered by. He also said that Jack White, the Black Keys, and Arctic Monkeys are personal favorites when it comes to music. It was an interview that lasted about nine minutes and you can hear it in the clip below.
The story of Scott Weiland’s death is still developing and more information will be out soon. At this time, everyone is waiting to hear what took Weiland’s life before his time. There had not been any recent reports of health issues. According to Billboard, Scott Weiland was supposed to have a few more tour dates coming up. They were supposed to be in Reno, Nevada, on Dec. 18, and City Winery in Napa, California, on Dec. 19 for upcoming concert dates.
Are you shocked to hear about the death of Scott Weiland? Of course, Scott will be missed by many and will always live on in his amazing music with these three different groups. Sound off in the comments below on your thoughts and your favorite song that Weiland ever performed.
Update: US Magazine shared that Scott Weiland died of cardiac arrest.
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