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.