This Was the Last Scott Weiland Interview (And a Great Remembrance)

We thought that the last interview Scott Weiland ever gave was by Adam Ricard at 102.1 the Edge/Toronto on the afternoon of December 1. Turns out there was one more interview later that day conducted by Live in Limbo.

Here’s another article worth reading from Medium.

Remembering Scott Weiland for his music

There was hardly ever any doubt that the Scott Weiland story would end this way, but it’s sad just the same. I choose to talk about the music.

Scott Weiland was an integral part of so many musical upbringings. He was an iconic figure in an iconic era for music. Even though Stone Temple Pilots weren’t from Seattle they were part of that wave of bands that music fans gobbled up as they searched for more and more rock bands to help fit into their MTV-120-Minutes-styled mix tapes. From the minute “Sex Type Thing,” “Plush,” “Creep,” and “Wicked Garden” filled up fans’ speakers the band and their enigmatic lead singer Scott Weiland were an inextricable part of the musical landscape.

Every band on earth knew how to play “Plush” and every person in the world could do an impression of Scott Weiland’s affected vocal style. But in the end, Scott Weiland the the Stone Temple Pilots escaped the early Pearl Jam comparisons and proved themselves to be true artists.

Scott Weiland’s musical instincts were bold and he created rare and unique moments that as a music fan I craved. I think specifically of the unplugged version of “Creep” where instead of just performing it like the studio version, Weiland and his bandmates amp up the second verse to make it that much more emotional and urgent. Here’s the video and the moment I’m talking about is at three minutes.

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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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