Tommy Black is also manager of LA club The Viper Room
The bass player in Scott Weiland’s band The Wildabouts has been arrested after he was discovered in possession of cocaine by police investigating the death of the frontman.
Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota on Friday. A cause of death is yet to be established.
The Associated Press confirmed that a small amount of cocaine was discovered on the tour bus near to Weiland’s body. Police in Bloomington, Minnesota have since arrested Tommy Black for possession of a controlled substance.
Black, who is also the manager of Los Angeles club the Viper Room, is being held at the Bloomington Police Department, pending charges.
The news of Weiland’s death was confirmed via his Facebook page on Friday morning (December 4) though a cause of death is yet to be determined.
Tributes have come in from musicians Weiland has worked with and those he inspired, including Ryan Adams, Krist Novoselic and Dave Navarro.
Stone Temple Pilots’ Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz paid tribute to their former frontman with a statement on Facebook, which read, “Let us start by saying thank you for sharing your life with us. Together we crafted a legacy of music that has given so many people happiness and great memories.
“The memories are many, and they run deep for us. We know amidst the good and the bad you struggled, time and time again. It’s what made you who you were. You were gifted beyond words, Scott. Part of that gift was part of your curse.
“With deep sorrow for you and your family, we are saddened to see you go. All of our love and respect. We will miss you brother.”