|Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts|
(L-R Tommy Black, Scott Weiland, Danny Thompson, Jeremy Brown)
Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts guitarist Jeremy Brown died of undisclosed causes on Monday at the age of 34.
The singer broke the news via Facebook.
“We received a call today about my friend Jeremy Brown that has shaken me to the core,” wrote Weiland. “We were all concerned this afternoon when Jeremy didn’t show up for a long-scheduled rehearsal for tonight’s album release show at School Night. An hour later, Jeremy’s family called us to say that he had passed away.
“I am in shock right now, everyone that knows him is devastated. It is a terrible loss that goes beyond words. He is one of my best friends, a truest friend and one of the most gifted guitar players that I’ve ever known. A true genius.
“It’s impossible to explain how much he will be missed and what a hole this will leave in our hearts. A post on Facebook feels so trite and small compared to the love that I have for him and for the talent that has passed on but I felt it was necessary to at least start here. Please keep his family in your thoughts.”
The tragic news comes as Weiland and the band release their debut album, “Blaster”, today.
The 12-track set was produced by Rick Parker (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) and recorded at Weiland's Lavish Studios and the Sandbox in Los Angeles.
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