R.I.P. Scott Weiland

click to enlarge R.I.P. Scott Weiland
Scott Weiland, one-time Clevelander and all-time rock legend, died while on tour yesterday in Minnesota. He was 48.

Weiland founded and fronted Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver at various points, and he had recently embarked on an adventure with his latest group, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts. 

We've spoken with Weiland before on his many trips through Northeast Ohio, but today we'll point you to our friend Craig Lyndall's piece on the man and his music

A quick excerpt:

Scott Weiland was an integral part of so many musical upbringings. He was an iconic figure in an iconic era for music. Even though Stone Temple Pilots weren't from Seattle they were part of that wave of bands that music fans gobbled up as they searched for more and more rock bands to help fit into their MTV-120-Minutes-styled mix tapes. From the minute “Sex Type Thing,” “Plush,” “Creep,” and “Wicked Garden” filled up fans’ speakers the band and their enigmatic lead singer Scott Weiland were an inextricable part of the musical landscape.

And, here, tune into Purple this afternoon, one of the modern era's great American road trip albums:

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Eric Sandy

Eric Sandy is an award-winning Cleveland-based journalist. For a while, he was the managing editor of Scene. He now contributes jam band features every now and then.
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