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Santa Cruz, California
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Frontman of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver
Scott Weiland (born Scott Richard Kline on October 27, 1967) is an American musician, singer and songwriter. During a career spanning three decades, Weiland is best known as the former frontman for the successful rock band Stone Temple Pilots, as well as the supergroup Velvet Revolver from 2003 to 2008. He has also established himself as a solo artist, releasing four studio albums, a cover album, a live album and collaborations with several other musicians since 1995.
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Scott Weiland is an American musician, lyricist, and vocalist.
He was born as Scott Kline in Santa Cruz, California. His surname was changed after being adopted by his stepfather David Weiland. He moved to Chagrin Falls, Ohio; he left highschool to return to California.
In 1986 Weiland met bassist Robert DeLeo and formed the band Mighty Joe Young with DeLeo`s brother Dean on guitar and Eric Kretz on drums. After signing with Atlantic Records they changed their name to Stone Temple Pilots. Their first album, Core, was released in 1992 and made them one of the most influential bands of the grunge movement.
In 1994, Weiland and STP released their second record, Purple, which was also a big success for the band. He married Janina Castaneda on September 17, 1994, but the couple divorced in 2000. Weiland developed a heroin addiction and in 1995, was caught and convicted of buying crack cocaine. As his drug problems increased, Scott moved into a hotel for two months with Courtney Love and claimed to have "shot drugs the whole time" with her. STP was forced to cancel most of their 1996-1997 tour in support of their third release, Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop.
Weiland released a solo album in 1998 called 12 Bar Blues. Weiland wrote most of the songs on the album, and collaborated with several artists. During this time Weiland was caught in Manhattan buying heroin: a previous conviction in Los Angeles earned Weiland jail time. Once released, he rejoined Stone Temple Pilots. In 1999, the band released No. 4.
He married model Mary Forsberg on May 20, 2000. They have two young children, Noah (born 2000) and Lucy (born 2002).
In late 2001, Weiland was arrested on domestic violence charges in Las Vegas, apparently for shoving his wife, Mary Forsberg. However, the charges were eventually deferred upon the couple agreeing to counseling. Soon after, Forsberg filed for divorce but the couple eventually reconciled. An altercation between Weiland and Dean DeLeo led to the band`s official demise.
After the breakup of STP, Weiland was arrested on his birthday on October 27, 2003 in Hollywood, California after a traffic collision. He was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. His charges were eventually dismissed after he successfully completed.
Around this time, Weiland, Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Dave Kushner formed the band Velvet Revolver. The first album was released in 2004 to much success. The song "Slither" won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal in 2005, an award Weiland had won previously with STP for the song "Plush" in 1994.
In 2006, Weiland launched his own record label, Softdrive Records.
Velvet Revolver released their second album, Libertad, in 2007. Weiland`s younger brother Michael died of a drug overdose. The Velvet Revolver songs "For a Brother" and "Pills, Demons, & Etc" from the album Libertad are about Michael. Their Australian tour was cancelled due to Weiland’s drug problems. He left the band in 2008.
Stone Temple Pilots starter a reunion tour on May 2008.
On November 25, 2008, Weiland is scheduled to release his second solo album, Happy In Galoshes.
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Scott Richard Kline
Edison High School, Huntington Beach, California
Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California
Musician, Vocalist, Songwriter
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David Weiland (step father)
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Alternative rock, hard rock, grunge, neo-psychedelia, alternative metal
Vocals, guitar, percussion, keyboard, piano, bass, beatboxing
Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, Camp Freddy, The Magnificent Bastards, Doug Grean, The Wondergirls, Limp Bizkit
Art of Anarchy
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