Scott Weiland Reflects on His Musical Legacy in Final Interview
Scott Weiland was on tour with his band the Wildabouts when he was found dead in Bloomington, Minn., on Thursday (Dec. 3). Two days earlier, he played his final concert at Adelaide Hall in Toronto, and just hours prior to taking the stage, the former Stone Temple Pilots frontman gave his last interview.
Weiland sat down for an interview with the Toronto-based Live in Limbo; watch the conversation in full at the top of the page. Taking place shortly after Thanksgiving, Weiland said he was most grateful for his wife and children. He also reflected on his musical legacy and cited Stone Temple Pilots’ Tiny Music… Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop as one of the albums he’s most proud of.
“I’ve always looked at the bands I’ve been in as rock and roll, but I’ve also looked at us as bands that change from album to album and morph into different sounds,” the singer said. “I think to stay in one sound is a career killer.”
Weiland also opened up about the passing of Wildabouts guitarist Jeremy Brown, who died of multiple drug intoxication in March of this year. “It was a terrible tragedy losing Jeremy,” Weiland said. “He was my main collaborator writing Blaster, and he was just a tour de force.”
Weiland was found dead in the bedroom of his tour bus, where a small quantity of cocaine was found. The cause of death was reportedly cardiac arrest; it’s yet to be confirmed whether or not drugs played a role. Bassist Tommy Black was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.