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Santa Cruz, California
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Frontman of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver
Scott Richard Weiland (né Kline, October 27, 1967 – December 3, 2015) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. During a career spanning three decades, Weiland was best known as the lead singer of the band Stone Temple Pilots from 1989 to 2002 and 2008 to 2013. He was also a member of supergroup Velvet Revolver from 2003 to 2008 and recorded one album with another supergroup, Art of Anarchy. He also established himself as a solo artist, releasing three studio albums, two cover albums, and collaborations with several other musicians throughout his career.
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Scott Richard Weiland (né Kline; October 27, 1967 – December 3, 2015) was an American musician and singer-songwriter. During a career spanning three decades, Weiland was best known as the lead singer for the successful rock band Stone Temple Pilots from 1986 to 2013, as well as the supergroup Velvet Revolver from 2003 to 2008. He had 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.
Weiland's onstage persona was known as being flamboyant and chaotic; he was also known for constantly changing his appearance and vocal style, as well as his use of a megaphone in concert for vocal effect. Widely viewed as a talented and versatile vocalist, Weiland has been ranked in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader (No. 57).
Weiland was born at Kaiser Hospital in San Jose, California, the son of Sharon (Williams) and Kent Kline. His surname was changed after he was adopted by his stepfather, David Weiland, at the age of five. Around that time, Weiland moved to Bainbridge Township, Ohio, where he attended Kenston High School. He moved back to California as a teenager and attended Edison High School in Huntington Beach and Orange Coast College.
Weiland married Janina Castaneda on September 17, 1994; the couple divorced in 2000. He married model Mary Forsberg on May 20, 2000. In late 2001, Weiland was arrested on domestic violence charges in Las Vegas, Nevada, for allegedly shoving Forsberg. However, the charges were eventually deferred upon the couple agreeing to counseling. Soon after, Forsberg filed for divorce but the couple eventually reconciled. They had two children, Noah (born 2000) and Lucy (born 2002). In 2005, Weiland and his son Noah were featured on comedian David Spade's The Showbiz Show with David Spade during a comedy sketch about discouraging music file sharing. Noah has a line during the sketch in which he asks a little girl, "Please buy my daddy's album so I can have food to eat."
In a 2007 interview with Blender Magazine, Weiland mentioned that he was raised a Catholic. Weiland was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Weiland was a Notre Dame football fan, as his stepfather is an alumnus. In September 2006, Weiland performed at the University of Notre Dame's Legends Restaurant on the night before a football game. He sang several of his solo songs as well as "Interstate Love Song" and a cover of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here".
Weiland dated actress Paz de la Huerta from mid-2008 to early 2009.
Weiland's autobiography, Not Dead & Not for Sale, co-written with David Ritz, was released May 17, 2011.
In a November 2012 interview with Rolling Stone, Weiland revealed that he was engaged to photographer Jamie Wachtel whom he met during the 2011 filming of his music video for the song, "I'll Be Home for Christmas". Weiland and Wachtel married on June 22, 2013, at their Los Angeles home.
On December 3, 2015, Weiland was found in cardiac arrest on his tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota, just before he was scheduled to go on stage with his band The Wildabouts. He was 48 years old. No underlying cause of death was immediately given. Police later confirmed during a search of Weiland's tour bus, small amounts of cocaine were found in the bedroom where Weiland was discovered dead.
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www.scottweiland.com/, www.stonetemplepilots.com/, www.myspace.com/stonetemplepilots, www.myspace.com/scottweiland
Full Name at Birth
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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Vocals, Percussion, Keyboard, Piano, Bass, Beatboxing
Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, Camp Freddy, The Magnificent Bastards, Doug Grean, The Wondergirls, Limp Bizkit
Art of Anarchy
Actor/Actress, Music Department
Place of Death
Cause of Death
Accidental ''Mixed Drug Toxicity''
Music Genre (Text)
Alternative Metal, Grunge, Hard Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
Music Genre (Text)
Alternative rock, hard rock, alternative metal, grunge, neo-psychedelia
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