“I want a performance style that's more cerebral and emotional than physical. I want to be a creative artist, not a whirling dervish.”
“Music, as many people have said, is the universal language.”
“Shoot the bad guys and I'll gladly sing a tune for you.”
Scott Weiland (born Scott Richard Kline on Octboer 27, 1967 in San Jose, California) was an American musician. He and three friends formed the band Stone Temple Pilots in 1986 after meeting in Long Beach, California, but they didn’t release their first album, Core, which produced four hits, until 1992. Their second album, Purple, released in 1994, was also a big success. Although he briefly left the group to form the band Magnificent Bastards in 1995, he quickly rejoined. Scott encountered problems with drug addiction in the late 90s, which resulted in prison time, and the band went on a hiatus, during which he released a solo project before the band got back together in 1999. After STP took another break in 2003, he joined the band Velvet Revolver with former Guns N’ Roses members, and they experienced some success, especially with their first record. He reunited with STP in 2008, but after alleged disagreements between him and the rest of its members, he was cut out of the group in 2013, and began a solo career with his band The Wildabouts instead. Scott has had problems with drug use throughout his career.
Best Known For:
Scott is best known as the singer for the band Stone Temple Pilots.
Scott married Janina Castaneda in 1994, but they divorced six years later, and he almost immediately married Mary Forsberg. He was arrested in 2001 for allegedly shoving her, and she filed for divorce, but they had two children, Noah and Lucy, throughout their relationship. Scott got engaged to Jamie Wachtel in 2012, and they tied the knot in June 2013. He was tragically found dead on his tour bus before getting ready to go on stage on Dec. 3, 2015.