STONE TEMPLE PILOTS SINGER SAYS HE’S INNOCENT ON DRUGS RAP

Scott Weiland also tells a court he will undergo a rehabilitation programme...

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS

singer SCOTT WEILAND has pleaded innocent to drug charges and said he will undergo rehabilitation.

The star was arrested last month for cocaine and heroin possession in Burbank, California, after the car he was in was stopped by police.

According to the BBC, court officials said yesterday (June 2) that the 35-year-old singer said he would enter a drug rehabilitation programme to try and deal with his persistent drug problems.

He is scheduled to appear in court again on 11 July so that a preliminary hearing can be set.

As previously reported on NME.COM, Weiland was arrested on May 17 after police stopped a car he was travelling in and noticed drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Both Weiland and the car’s driver, 29-year-old Jennifer Lynn Sires, were released on $10,000 (£6,280) bail.

Weiland was jailed in 1999 for violating his probation after being convicted of heroin possession in 1998.

Weiland, a huge grunge star in the early Nineties, recently formed a new band, Reloaded, with former [a][/a] members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum. They are due to release an album next year.