AKA Scott Richard Kline
Birthplace: San Jose, CA
Location of death: Bloomington, MN
Cause of death: Accident - Overdose
Remains: Buried, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, CA
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Frontman, Stone Temple Pilots
Scott Weiland started performing punk in California's Orange County at age 15. Purportedly met bassist Robert DeLeo at a Black Flag concert, where they discovered they were both dating the same woman. Jamming with drummer Eric Kretz and DeLeo's brother Dean, they called themselves Mighty Joe Young from 1990-1992. Then, while recording their first album, lawyers discovered the name Mighty Joe Young was already trademarked, and the group renamed itself Stone Temple Pilots.
Weiland's arrests include heroin (1998), probation violation (1999), wife-beating (2001), heroin, cocaine, and drugged driving (2003). Stone Temple Pilots "fired" their drug-addled frontman in February 2013, though it was never quite clear what that meant. He also sang solo, was briefly in a band called the Magnificent Bastards, and served as lead singer for Velvet Revolver and the Wildabouts, until his death from an overdose of cocaine, ecstasy, and alcohol in 2015.
Words to live by: "Atrophy and gangrene are the enemy."
Wife: Mary Forsberg (model, div.)
Father: David Weiland (adoptive)
Wife: Jamie Wachtel (photographer, m. 22-Jun-2013)
Stone Temple Pilots
Drug Possession: Heroin 1998
Violating Probation 1999
Domestic Violence 2001
Drug Possession: Heroin 2003
Drug Possession: Cocaine 2003
Driving While Intoxicated 2003
Inmate: Los Angeles County Jail
Risk Factors: Heroin, Cocaine, Alcoholism
FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
Last Party 2000 (2-Nov-2001) · Himself
Author of books:
Not Dead and Not for Sale: A Memoir (2011)
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