SCOTT WEILAND SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS PROBATION

Scott Weiland will have to undergo counselling and rehabilitation sessions, as well as submit to random drug testing...

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman SCOTT WEILAND has been sentenced to three years probation following his arrest in May on two drug possession charges.

The singer was ordered last Thursday (August 14) to continue with his counselling and rehabilitation sessions, as well as submit to random drug testing.

Weiland, now recording with the ex-Guns N’ Roses side project Velvet Revolver, was arrested after a routine traffic stop on May 17 in Califomia. Police allegedly spotted drug paraphernalia inside of the vehicle. He was later charged with cocaine and heroin possession.

Velvet Revolver, featuring ex [a][/a] members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum were planning on releasing a CD/DVD EP in the near future, but scrapped the project in favour of working on their debut album.

According to Billboard, Velvet Revolver recently recorded a new song ‘Slither’ with Kiss and Pink Floyd producer Bob Ezrin, and are currently in talks with labels Elektra and RCA.