Friday, December 4, 2015
Members of supergroup Velvet Revolver are remembering former bandmate Scott Weiland following his December 3 passing in Bloomington, Minnesota while on tour with his band The Wildabouts.
The singer was found unresponsive on his tour bus prior to a scheduled performance at the Medina Entertainment Center in Medina, Minnesota Thursday evening.
No specific details regarding cause of death have been made public at press time.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of our old friend and bandmate, Scott Weiland,” said the remaining members of Velvet Revolver. “We experienced a good chunk of life with Scott, and even in his darkest times, we all had hope and love for him. His artistry will live on, of that, there is no doubt.
“Deepest condolences and sadness are for his children, Noah and Lucy. We all travelled around this world together on tour; our band, wives, and kids…and we grew to a big family that still remains to this day.
“It’s just so sad and brutal from any perspective.
“Rest In Peace Scott
Slash, Duff, Matt, and Dave”
After Stone Temple Pilots disbanded in 2002, Weiland joined former Guns N’ Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, and guitarist Dave Kushner in 2003 to complete the Velvet Revolver lineup.
The group issued its 2004 debut, “Contraband”, which debuted atop the US charts on its way to selling more than 2 million copies in the country.
The follow-up – 2007’s “Libertad” – hit the US Top 5 and a world tour was interrupted with a stint in rehab by Weiland before his departure and a return to STP in 2008.
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