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Published on December 4th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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A Year Ago This Weekend, Scott Weiland Was Found Dead on His Tour Bus

The last twelve months have been horrible when it comes to losing musicians. The streak that has included everyone from Bowie to Prince to Keith Emerson to Glen Frey to Lemmy really began on December 3, 2015, when we heard of the death of Scott Weiland. A month later, police released details on his death.

This weekend, his former bandmates in Stone Temple Pilots posted this on their website:

Here we are. A year has passed since you’ve been gone.

We often think of you and are reminded of you daily with many memories.

Then there is the music the four of us carved out allowing us to listen and feel how brilliant you are.

There was a time when we looked up to one another.

Each of us wanting one another’s approval.

The songs we wrote had to have complete impact on us in order for them to shine.

When it did… it was unearthly. Perhaps you are in a place now to better describe it.

We miss you Scott.

Adam Ricard of 102.1 the Edge/Toronto was the last person to interview Scott.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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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2 Responses to A Year Ago This Weekend, Scott Weiland Was Found Dead on His Tour Bus

  1. Lorraine Lane Gomez says:

    Scott was a sexy beautiful photogenic man. Why couldn’t you pick a more flattering picture of him to use in your article?

  2. Allison says:

    Yes, I have to agree. I understand wanting to use a recent picture but there were other photos taken in 2015. That image is so sad and horrible and was taken so close to the time of his passing, it’s almost like using a death photo.

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