He is a musician, charismatic singer, and one of the most complicated people, Scott Weiland was born on October 27, 1967.
Let's get to know him a little more...
1. He was born by the name Scott Richard Kline.
2. His last name was changed at age 5 after being adopted by the Weiland family.
3. Scott grew up and was educated as a Catholic. This education will accompany him also during his adult life and in 2011 he will release a compilation album of Christmas songs.
4. He was a high school football player.
5. Scott was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
6. For most of his adult life Scott was addicted to drugs and alcohol, he went in and out of rehab many times, and the same he did with prisons. His behavior due to addictions affected his work with the bands he was a member of and often created difficulties and problems.
7. Beyond being best known as a singer for "Stone Temple Pilots" and the supergroup "Velvet Revolver", he also developed a solo career during which he released three studio albums, two cover albums, and a live performance album.
8. On stage Scott was a charismatic, ostentatious, and chaotic character.
(Photo: Noel Vasquez)
9. Thanks to his vocal and versatile talent, he entered the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader list.
10. One of his big influences was musician David Bowie.
11. Scott mentioned the bands "Pixies", "The Flaming Lips" and "The Beatles" as his favorites.
12. In 1986 Scott formed with his childhood friends Corey Hicock and David Allin a band, which after aseveralexchanges formed a lineup that included guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo, and drummer Eric Kretz, in addition to Scott.
13. In 1990 the same band already named "Mighty Joe Young" enters the studio and records their first demo.
14. About a year later the band ssigneda records contract with the Atlantic company and eenteredthe studio to record their debut album "Core".
15. During the recordings, the band receives a message from its lawyer that there is a blues artist named Mighty Joe Young and the band is forced to change its name to "Stone Temple Pilots".
16. The band members chose the name "Stone Temple Pilots" following stickers of the well-known oil company STP that adorned their rehearsal room.
17. During the tour of the album "Core" Scott was forgotten in Atlanta when he got off the band bus to buy cigarettes. The bus continued south to Florida and only after halfway drive was it discovered that Scott was not on the bus.
18. Scott was using a megaphone as a vocal effect during STP performances.
19. In 1995 Scott formed "The Magnificent Bastards" which recorded only two songs. The song "Mockingbird Girl" tas part of the soundtrack of the movie "Tank Girl" and a cover of the song "How Do You Sleep?" by John Lennon.
20. On November 20, 2000, Scott was invited to the VH1 Storytellers program with "The Doors" (minus Jim Morrison of course), in which he performed two of the band's songs with them: "Break on Through (To the Other Side)" and "Five to one".
21. Later he also recorded with STP a version of the song "Break on Through (To the Other Side)", which opened the tribute album "Stoned Immaculate to" for "The Doors" which was released in 2000.
22. In 2002, STP disbanded following severe disagreements between Scott and the DeLeo brothers.
That same year ex-Guns members: Slash, Duff McKagan, Mand att Sorum with guitarist Dave Kushner were looking for a singer for their new band. Scott joined them and together they formed "Velvet Revolver".
23. Scott already knew some of Guns members since he trained at the same gym with Duff, was at the same rehab facility with Matt, and played in a few shows with Dave.
24. Scott has released two albums with "Velvet Revolver": "Contraband" (2004) and "Libertad" (2007).
25. In 2006 Scott founded a record company called SoftDrive Records.
26. In 2007 Scott's brother died of heart disease. Scott wrote the songs "For a Brother", and "Pills, Demons & Etc". From the album "Libertad" in memory of his brother.
27. In 2008 Scott signed a distribution contract with Bug Music that allowed him to receive funding to create various projects including writing new music and his part in the STP catalog.
28. In 2009, Scott announced the launch of a clothing collection under the "Weiland for English Laundry" brand.
29. In 2010 STP's sixth and final album was released with Scott named "Stone Temple Pilots",when in 2013 the band finally and officially announced that they were “terminating” their relationship with Scott in light of tensions and confrontations between him and the rest of the band.
30. In 2011 Scott's autobiography "Not Dead & Not for Sale" was published in collaboration with David Ritz.
31. An autobiography reveals that Scott was raped at the age of 12 by an adult who invited him to his home, he repressed that memory until his later years, but it floated in one of the rehab treatments he underwent.
32. In 2015 he formed the supergroup "Art Of Anarchy" together with Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns) and John Moyer (Disturbed). The band released an album of the same name that year.
33. In 2017 after Scott's death "Art Of Anarchy" released another album called "The Madness" where already Scott was the singer, Scott Stapp who is familiar to us from the band "Creed".
34. On December 3, 2015, Scott was found lifeless (probably as a result of an overdose) on the bus of his tour, which happened several hours before he was scheduled to take the stage in Minnesota.