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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.

LATEST STORIES
  
Scott Weiland -- Ex-Wife Tries to Take Guitar ... Cops Called

Scott Weiland
Ex-Wife Tries to Take Guitar ... Cops Called

Scott Weiland's ex-wife needed cops to keep the peace after going nuclear when she was barred from taking some of his instruments. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... officers were called to a… READ MORE >

Scott Weiland -- Will Filed ... Ex-Wife Wants to Call the Shots

Scott Weiland
Will Filed ... Ex-Wife Wants to Call the Shots

The woman Scott Weiland divorced nearly 9 years ago, and often battled over his drug use, is asking the courts to name her the executor of his will ... TMZ has learned. Mary Forsberg filed docs in… READ MORE >

- 36 days ago
Goo Goo Dolls John Rzeznik--Selling Scott Weiland Memorabilia is Grave-Robbing

Goo Goo Dolls John Rzeznik
Selling Scott Weiland Memorabilia ... Grave-Robbing

John Rzeznik, lead singer of Goo Goo Dolls, says it's unconscionable for people to make bank off Scott Weiland's death. Rzeznik also had a clear view about death and rocks stars, and whether an… READ MORE >

- 52 days ago
Scott Weiland -- Overdosed on Cocaine, Booze & Ecstasy

Scott Weiland
Overdosed on Cocaine, Booze & Ecstasy

Toxicology testing shows Scott Weiland died from an overdose of several drugs and alcohol -- and his history of addiction also played a role. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner says the results… READ MORE >

- 54 days ago
Mark McGrath -- Scott Weiland Was A Shell of A Person Weeks Before His Death

Mark McGrath
Scott Weiland Was A Shell of A Person Weeks Before His Death

Mark McGrath, Sugar Ray front man and close friend of the late Scott Weiland says he saw the singer just weeks before his death and he wasn't his normal self.  Mark appears on an upcoming… READ MORE >

- 60 days ago
Scott Weiland -- Cocaine, Sleeping Pills & Viagra On Tour Bus

Scott Weiland
Cocaine, Sleeping Pills & Viagra On Bus

Scott Weiland's tour bus was a pharmacy on wheels ... police found a stash of drugs on board that ran the gamut from hardcore narcotics to prescriptions to ED meds. TMZ obtained a copy of the… READ MORE >

- 63 days ago
Scott Weiland's Ex-Wife -- Don't Glorify His Demons ... He Gave Up On His Kids

Scott Weiland's Ex-Wife
Don't Glorify His Demons ... He Gave Up On Parenting His Kids

Scott Weiland emotionally abandoned his 2 children and completely gave up on even trying to be their parent ... according to his ex-wife.  Mary Weiland wrote a scathing open letter to Rolling… READ MORE >

- 64 days ago
Scott Weiland -- Bizarre Concert Demands ... Let the Booze Flow

Scott Weiland
Bizarre Concert Demands ... Let the Booze Flow

Scott Weiland had semi-strict rules in place to prevent him from falling off the wagon during his tour, but there was a gaping hole in the plan. TMZ got hold of a backstage rider from… READ MORE >

- 68 days ago
Scott Weiland -- Suddenly Ironic Death Merchandise Still for Sale

Scott Weiland
Suddenly Ironic Death Merch ... Still for Sale

Tour merchandise for Scott Weiland's band that seemed really cool yesterday is now just really tragic ... yet still available for purchase.  The gear features Scott's picture with the slogan… READ MORE >

- 68 days ago
Scott Weiland -- Cocaine Found on Bus ... Band Member Arrested (MUG SHOT)

Scott Weiland
Cocaine Found on Bus Band Member Arrested

Scott Weiland's bandmate Tommy Black has been arrested for possession of cocaine on the tour bus where Scott died. Police say they found a small quantity of a suspected controlled substance that… READ MORE >

- 68 days ago

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