Scott Weiland Biography

BornOctober 27, 1967
Age55 years
Early Life
Scott Weiland was born Scott Richard Kline on October 27, 1967, in San Jose, California, USA. His mother, Sharon Williams, and his dad, Kent Kline, separated when Scott was 2 years old, and he later embraced the surname Weiland from his stepfather, David Weiland. Scott matured in various parts of the United States, including Ohio, California, and Texas, prior to his family finally calmed down in Huntington Beach, California in 1982.

Scott had an interest in music from a young age, especially rock and hard rock, and would often participate in performances with his pals. He was known for his distinct style sense, regularly dying his hair and using non-traditional clothes. After finishing from Edison High School in 1986, Scott attended Orange Coast College with the objective of studying innovative writing.

Development of Stone Temple Pilots
Throughout his time at college, Scott met bassist Robert DeLeo at a punk rock show. The 2 found their mutual passion for music and decided to form a band, which they initially called "Swing". Together with drummer Eric Kretz and guitar player Dean DeLeo, Scott took the role of prima donna and lyricist. The group altered its name multiple times-- from Mighty Joe Young to Stone Temple Pilots-- and started playing gigs around the Los Angeles location.

Business Success
Stone Temple Pilots signed with Atlantic Records in 1992 and released their launching album, "Core", which reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart. The band's design featured a mix of grunge, glam rock, and alternative rock. The band continued to launch albums throughout the '90s, including "Purple" (1994) and "Tiny Music ... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop" (1996), both of which reached multi-platinum status.

Scott Weiland's distinct high-pitched vocal design and stage existence made him among the specifying frontmen of the 1990s alternative rock period. However, his success was ruined by well-publicized personal battles with drug addiction, which caused frequent conflicts within the band. In 1995, Weiland was detained for drug ownership in California.

Solo Career and Velvet Revolver
Scott Weiland launched his very first solo album, "12 Bar Blues", in 1998. Critics applauded the album's diversity, which showcased Weiland's adaptability as an artist. Nevertheless, its industrial success was limited due to the album's speculative nature. Throughout this time, Weiland likewise had several stints in drug rehabilitation, which contributed to his occasional estrangement from his band members.

In 2002, after several lineup changes and a failed attempt at reuniting with the initial members, Stone Temple Pilots dissolved. Scott then signed up with forces with previous Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum, and Wasted Youth guitarist David Kushner to form the supergroup Velvet Revolver. Their launching album, "Contraband", was released in 2004, earning them a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance for the tune "Slither". The band released its 2nd album, "Libertad", in 2007 but ultimately dissolved in 2008 due to Weiland's drug relapse and subsequent conflicts with his bandmates.

Reunion with Stone Temple Pilots and Final Years
In 2008, Weiland reunited with Stone Temple Pilots, and they embarked on an effective world trip in 2010. The band consequently released their self-titled album in 2010, which was received positively by fans and critics alike. Despite the reunion, Weiland continued to have problem with addiction, and his behavior resulted in stress within the band.

Weiland was fired from Stone Temple Pilots in 2013. He continued his solo profession, launching an album with his brand-new band, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, in 2015. Catastrophe struck when guitarist Jeremy Brown died one day before the album's release.

Personal Life and Death
Scott Weiland was married 3 times: to Janina Castaneda (1994-- 2000), design Mary Forsberg (2000-- 2007), with whom he had 2 children, and photographer Jamie Wachtel (2013-- 2015). His struggles with dependency and his troubled relationships made headings throughout his profession.

On December 3, 2015, Scott Weiland was discovered dead on his trip bus in Bloomington, Minnesota. The cause of death was ruled an unintentional overdose of alcohol and drugs. His life and career remain a testament to his musical skill and the struggles he faced in his individual life.

Our collection contains 4 quotes who is written / told by Scott.

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4 Famous quotes by Scott Weiland

Small: Sing the song or keep it inside
"Sing the song or keep it inside"
Small: Dead fish dont swim around in jealous tides
"Dead fish don't swim around in jealous tides"
Small: Shoot the bad guys and Ill gladly sing a tune for you
"Shoot the bad guys and I'll gladly sing a tune for you"
Small: Processed pig is white trash meat. Some people call it Spam
"Processed pig is white trash meat. Some people call it Spam"