Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver members pay tribute to former bandmate Scott Weiland

"His artistry will live on, of that there is no doubt"

Scott Weiland’s Velvet Revolver and Stone Temple Pilots bandmates have both paid tribute to their former frontman after he died in his sleep on Thursday night (December 3), aged 48.

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.”

See their tribute below:

Dear Scott,Let us start by saying thank you for sharing your life with us. Together we crafted a legacy of music…

Posted by Stone Temple Pilots on Friday, 4 December 2015

Weiland also fronted Velvet Revolver. Posting a picture of him to Duff McKagan’s Instagram feed, the four surviving bandmates – Duff McKagan, Slash, Dave Kushner and Matt Soran – wrote, “We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of our old friend and bandmate, Scott Weiland.

“We experienced a good chunk of life with Scott, and even in his darkest times, we all had hope and love for him. His artistry will live on, of that, there is no doubt.

“Deepest condolences and sadness are for his children, Noah and Lucy. We all travelled around this world together on tour; our band, wives, and kids…and we grew to a big family that still remains to this day.


“It’s just so sad and brutal from any perspective. Rest In Peace Scott.”

See the post below:

The news of Weiland’s death was confirmed via his Facebook page this morning (December 4) though a cause of death is yet to be determined.

“Scott Weiland, best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band The Wildabouts,” the Facebook post reads. “At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott’s family be respected.”

The Police Department in Bloomington, Minnesota issued a statement overnight which reads: “On Dec. 3rd at 8:22 p.m., officers responded to a report of an unresponsive adult male in a recreational motor vehicle located in the 2200 block of Killebrew Drive. “Officers arrived and determined the adult male was deceased.” The local Sheriff’s Office and Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating the death.

Tributes have come in from musicians Weiland has worked with and those he inspired, including Ryan Adams, Krist Novoselic and Dave Navarro. See them below.