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Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland (born Scott Richard Kline on October 27, 1967) is an American musician, lyricist and vocalist. During a career spanning two decades, Weiland is best known as the frontman for the successful rock band Stone Temple Pilots, as well as the supergroup Velvet Revolver from 2003 to 2008. He has also established himself as a solo artist, releasing three studio albums, a cover album, and collaborations with several other musicians since 1998. Weiland's onstage persona is known as being flamboyant and chaotic; he is also known for constantly changing his appearance and vocal style, as well as his use of a megaphone in concert for vocal effect. While viewed as a talented and versatile vocalist, Weiland's career has been plagued by alcohol and drug addiction, as well as several arrests. Weiland was born as Scott Richard Kline at Kaiser Hospital in San Jose, California. His surname was changed after being adopted by his stepfather David Weiland at age 5. Around that time, Weiland moved to Bainbridge Township, Ohio, where he attended the Kenston School District. He moved to California as a teenager and attended Edison High School in Huntington Beach and Orange Coast College.

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Scott Weiland -- Stone Temple Pilots' Farewell

Scott Weiland
Stone Temple Pilots' Farewell

Scott Weiland's former bandmates in Stone Temple Pilots crafted a letter thanking him for his talent, but also acknowledging his demons. It begins, "Let us start by saying thank you for sharing… READ MORE >

Scott Weiland's Wife -- He Was NOT Doing Drugs

Scott Weiland's Wife
He Was Not Doing Drugs

Scott Weiland's wife says her husband was clean when he died. Jamie Weiland tells us her husband had not been doing any drugs for years ... although she admits he has been drinking socially. Our… READ MORE >

- 67 days ago
Scott Weiland -- Friends Panicked ... He Was Off Wagon with Crack

Scott Weiland
Friends Panicked ... He Was Off Wagon with Crack

Some legendary musicians were in touch with each other 4 days before Scott Weiland died ... worrying he had fallen off the wagon again, and was deep into crack cocaine. Our music sources say Scott… READ MORE >

- 67 days ago
Scott Weiland -- Death Caused by Cardiac Arrest ... Police Dispatch Audio

Scott Weiland
Death Caused by Cardiac Arrest ... Police Dispatch Audio

Scott Weiland died from cardiac arrest ... this according to first responder audio. TMZ has obtained communications between the Bloomington, Minn Police Dept. and the Hennepin County Sheriff's… READ MORE >

- 67 days ago
Scott Weiland -- Found Dead on Tour Bus

Scott Weiland
Found Dead on Tour Bus

6:20 AM PST -- An official statement on Weiland's Instagram page says the singer passed away in his sleep.Rock star Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota ... TMZ… READ MORE >

- 67 days ago
Stone Temple Pilot's Scott Weiland -- Sued By Ex-Attorneys ... You Stiffed Us!!

STP's Scott Weiland
Sued By Ex-Attorneys ... You Stiffed Us!!

Stone Temple Pilot's ex-frontman Scott Weiland is being sued by the same people who tried to help him win a lawsuit of his own.  G&M Law claims they represented Scott in 2013 when he was… READ MORE >

- 139 days ago
Scott Weiland -- Butchers 'Vasoline' ... Swears No Drugs Involved

Scott Weiland
Butchers 'Vasoline' Swears No Drugs Involved

Scott Weiland is adamant he was NOT high on drugs (including heroin) during a botched performance of the STP classic, "Vasoline," this week ... but admits something was off that night.… READ MORE >

- 285 days ago
Scott Weiland Look Alike -- Officially No Longer Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland Doppelganger
Officially No Longer Scott Weiland

Jason Michael Hurley won't be dragging Scott Weiland's name through the mud any longer, because from this point forward ... he'll be going through the legal system using his real name.As TMZ first… READ MORE >

- 532 days ago
Scott Weiland Doppelganger -- Like Looking in a Mirror

Scott Weiland Doppelganger
Like Looking in a Mirror

On a purely visual level ... it's understandable how Beverly Hills cops got fooled by the guy claiming to be former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott WeilandJason Michael Hurley -- the… READ MORE >

- 536 days ago
Massive Law Enforcement SNAFU in 'Scott Weiland' Screw Up

'Scott Weiland'
MASSIVE Law Enforcement Screw Up

The Scott Weiland impostor was able to fool 3 BIG law enforcement agencies into believing he was the Stone Temple Pilots front man ... despite the fact he was fingerprinted immediately -- which… READ MORE >

- 536 days ago

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