Rockers React: Scott Weiland Dead at 48
As we learned late Thursday night (Dec. 3), Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota at the age of 48. The rocker was best known for his work fronting Stone Temple Pilots and later Velvet Revolver, though in recent years he had been focusing on his band Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts.
Weiland was a truly gifted vocalist and entertainer and the loss of such a talent has been hard felt by the music community. Almost as soon as the news broke, musicians began to weigh in with their comments via social media, most hoping that the news wasn’t true.
Below is a sampling of artists who have checked in with their thoughts on Weiland and we’ll continue to add as more comments come in. Our condolences to Weiland’s family and his extended musical family.
Sad to hear about Scott's passing.I hope it wasn't drugs.The saddest part of the story is his kids and family being left behind. RIP
— ❌ Nikki Sixx ❌ (@NikkiSixx) December 4, 2015
Very sorry to hear about Scott Weiland. He was a captivating frontman who had a gift for writing great melodies. RIP
— Myles Kennedy (@MylesKennedy) December 4, 2015
RIP SCOTT Weiland. A legend…to the end. Deepest sympathies go to his family and the DeLeo Bros.
— Lzzy Hale (@LZZYHALE) December 4, 2015
Thanks for the great music Scott Weiland.
— Nirvana (@Nirvana) December 4, 2015
Can't believe this ….. #RIPScottWeiland
— Zach Myers (@ZMyersOfficial) December 4, 2015
RIP Scott Weiland
— Dave Kushner (@davekushner66) December 4, 2015
R.I.P. Scott Weiland
— Papa Roach (@paparoach) December 4, 2015
I'm Devastated to hear Scott Weiland has passed away, my prayers are with him and his family, he was one of the best to do it
— Adelitas Way (@adelitasway) December 4, 2015
Scott Weiland was just found dead on his tour bus :(. Very sad
— T❍mmy L33 (@MrTommyLand) December 4, 2015
Really sorry to hear about Scott Weiland.
— Krist Novoselić (@KristNovoselic) December 4, 2015
I'm truly saddened to read that Scott Weiland has passed. I toured with Scott for a month and a half in early… https://t.co/RjpwYQqrCw
— Nick Menza (@MenzaNick) December 4, 2015
Rest in peace Scott.
— Buckcherry (@Buckcherry) December 4, 2015
Sad to hear about Scott Weiland passing. He was a once of a kind epic force onstage. thoughts are w his family #RIPScottWeiland
— Juliette Lewis (@JulietteLewis) December 4, 2015
Scott Weiland gone at 48. What a Fkn shame. Another great talent gone too soon. Rip Scott.
— Morgan Rose (@morgan7d) December 4, 2015
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