Weiland, Scott

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Weiland, Scott Gender: M
Scott Richard Kline
born on 27 October 1967
Place San Jose, California, 37n20, 121w54
Timezone PDT h7w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Craft
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Scott Weiland
photo: * Original image photographed by Michael Dornbierer *derivative work: – Kerαunoς, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American musician, singer and songwriter. During a career spanning three decades, Weiland was best known as the lead singer of the band Stone Temple Pilots from 1989 to 2002 and 2008 to 2013. He was also a member of supergroup Velvet Revolver from 2003 to 2008 and recorded one album with another supergroup, Art of Anarchy. He also established himself as a solo artist, releasing three studio albums, two cover albums, and collaborations with several other musicians throughout his career.

Derided by critics early in his career, Weiland was known for his flamboyant and chaotic onstage persona; he was also known for constantly changing his appearance and vocal style, for his use of a megaphone in concerts for vocal effect, and for his battles with substance abuse. Now widely viewed as a talented and versatile vocalist, Weiland has been ranked in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader (No. 57).

In 2012, Weiland formed Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts. The band received mixed reviews, and some critics and fans noted Weiland's failing health. In December 2015, Weiland died of an accidental drug overdose on his tour bus in Minnesota at the age of 48. Upon his death, many critics and peers offered re-evaluations of Weiland's life and career; those critics included David Fricke of Rolling Stone and Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins, who identified Weiland as one of three "voices of the generation" alongside Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley.

Weiland married Janina Castaneda on September 17, 1994; the couple divorced in 2000. He married model Mary Forsberg on May 20, 2000. They had two children, Noah (born 2000) and Lucy (born 2002). Weiland and Forsberg divorced in 2007. In a November 2012 interview with Rolling Stone, Weiland revealed that he was engaged to photographer Jamie Wachtel whom he met during the 2011 filming of his music video for the song, "I'll Be Home for Christmas". Weiland and Wachtel married on June 22, 2013, at their Los Angeles home.

Weiland was found dead on his tour bus on December 3, 2015, in Bloomington, Minnesota, while on tour with Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts. The band's scheduled gig that evening in nearby Medina, Minnesota, had been cancelled several days earlier. They were still planning to play the next night in Rochester, Minnesota. He was 48. Police searched Weiland's tour bus and confirmed there were small amounts of cocaine in the bedroom where Weiland was discovered dead. Despite the discovery of drugs, no underlying cause of death was immediately given, although the medical examiner later determined it to be an accidental overdose of cocaine, ethanol, and methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA); the examiner's office also noted his atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, history of asthma, and prolonged substance abuse in its report.

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Source Notes

Craft quotes his autobiography "Not Dead & Not for Sale: A Memoir" for date, no time.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Asthma
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Family : Childhood : Parent, Single or Step (stepfather)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (two)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (rock bands)
  • Personal : Death : Accidental (Drug overdose)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.