Scott Weiland performs with Camp Freddy during Best Buy Celebrates the Launch of the New Playstation 3 – Inside at Best Buy in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic for Hired Gun Publicity & Consulting).
Stone Temple Pilots meant a lot of things to a lot of different people. Some grew up listening to their unique brand of rock with albums like Core and Purple forming musical memories and distinguished opinions about what music should sound like. Others discovered STP later in life, maybe as children of the 2000’s, searching for some not-so-obvious building blocks of rock & roll, and finding them buried in the 90’s behind a beautifully tortured soul and the voice of an angel (or devil), Scott Weiland. Too much? Maybe. But Scott and the DeLeo brothers will go down in history as being an important band, regardless if you like them or not.
Today, Thursday, December 3rd, 2020, marks five years since STP frontman Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus, finally putting the legendary rock star to rest after a long struggle with addiction. Read about his legacy on UltimateClassicRock.com here. Relive some memories and check out a secret performance of the Led Zeppelin cover “Dancin’ Days” below. RIP Scott!