Ongoing History of New Music

The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 742: Scott Weiland, Part 3

There’s no other way to say it: Scott Weiland led a crazy life, one filled with drugs, alcohol, relationship issues, mental problems, band battles and a ton of other stuff. It will take three full hours of Ongoing History programs to sort through everything he went through in his 48 years.

This week is part three of the series, which goes through the death of STP, the death of Velvet Revolver and, ultimately, the death of Scott himself at age 48.

This week’s playlist features:

  • Velvet Revolver – Slither
  • Velvet Revolver – Fall to Pieces
  • STP – Between the Lines
  • STP – Days of the Week
  • STP – Down
  • Scott Weiland – Way She Moves
  • Velvet Revolver – Set Me Free

While we’re on the subject, Billboard had this story on Weiland’s final months.

The last time Jamie Weiland saw her husband, Scott, alive, the couple spent a romantic Thanksgiving Day dining at Italian restaurant Maialino in New York. The night before, Nov. 25, 2015, the former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman headlined the nearby Gramercy Theatre with his backing band, The Wildabouts. “I think maybe I knew I was never going to see him again,” Jamie, 37, says. “We couldn’t get enough of each other. It was very powerful.”

One week later, Scott Richard Weiland, 48, was found dead on his tour bus from a toxic mix of drugs. His death was ruled accidental.

The ’90s-rock icon’s history of heroin addiction was well-documented, but the multiplatinum-selling artist hadn’t used the opioid in 13 years. What was less known were the last 10 months of Weiland’s life, a series of turbulent episodes that included a close friend’s death, the cancer diagnoses of his mother and father, severe financial troubles, estrangement from his children, self-medication and mental illness.

Read the whole story here.

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We’re still looking for more affiliates in Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor,  Montreal, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, and St John’s and anywhere else with a transmitter. If you’re in any of those markets and you want the show, lemme know and I’ll see what I can do.

If you’re in the US and you want to stream the show, I wish I could help. A performing rights organization called SESAC has made threatening noises about suing non-American radio stations who dare stream into the US without paying crazy fees. Most Canadian broadcasters had no choice but to geo-block their streams. But hey, if you know of an American station that would like to take the show, contact me and we’ll make it a priority.

Oh, and good news: The show will start running on OneFM in Singapore in May. From there. we’re hoping to go deeper into Asia and the make a run at Australia and New Zealand.

Anyone else? Love to hear from you. Just email me at [email protected].

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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4 thoughts on “The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 742: Scott Weiland, Part 3

  • Hey, is there somewhere where I can hear theses shows now that they’ve aired?

    • I wish. It’s…complicated from a licensing point of view. But we’re working on a solution for later this year.

  • Ok, goodluck with that and thanks for the response Alan, would really like to hear these

  • Me too!! I missed part 3 and I am dying to hear it! We get the show every Sunday morning in Lethbridge, Alberta and NEVER miss an episode! Sunday morning coffee and TOHONM!


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