Stone Temple Pilots are sharing a musical tribute to their former singer Scott Weiland following his passing in Bloomington, MN on December 3.
The band have issued a video from the studio discussing Weiland’s talent while playing the master tape of “Atlanta”, the final track on their 1999 album “No. 4.”
“Dean and Eric and I wanted to honor Scott, and we thought the best way to do that would be musically,” explains bassist Robert DeLeo. “We chose this song because we feel it represents one of the times in our career that Scott was truly at his best.
“When you hear this track, we hope to share in the same feeling and spirit each of us had while recording it. The four of us, in a room, capturing a moment in time on tape. So enjoy this song and the depth of this brilliant performance from Scott.”
“Together, let’s honor Scott…Memories of Candles and Incense. Having the opportunity to listen to these tracks individually reveal the beauty of Scott’s lyrical and melodic gift. This is one of the many musical moments we shared together. It is in this way we would like to remember Scott.”
Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Bloomington while on the road with his band The Wildabouts.
His passing has been ruled an accidental overdose by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, who found cocaine, ethanol and methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) in his system during an autopsy.
Stone Temple Pilots issued a tribute to Weiland the day after his death, writing “Dear Scott, Let us start by saying thank you for sharing your life with us. Together we crafted a legacy of music that has given so many people happiness and great memories. The memories are many, and they run deep for us.
“We know amidst the good and the bad you struggled, time and time again. It’s what made you who you were. You were gifted beyond words, Scott. Part of that gift was part of your curse.
“With deep sorrow for you and your family, we are saddened to see you go.
“All of our love and respect. We will miss you brother, Robert, Eric, Dean”
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