Scott Weiland, musician, Died at 48

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Scott Richard Weiland was born in October 27, 1967, and died on December 3, 2015.

He was an American musician and singer-songwriter.

During a career spanning three decades, Scott was best known as the frontman for the successful rock band Stone Temple Pilots from 1986 to 2013, as well as the supergroup Velvet Revolver from 2003 to 2008.

Scott had also established himself as a solo artist, releasing four studio albums, a cover album, a live album and collaborations with several other musicians since 1995.

Scott onstage persona was known as being flamboyant and chaotic; he was also known for constantly changing his appearance and vocal style, as well as his use of a megaphone in concert for vocal effect.

Widely viewed as a talented and versatile vocalist, Scott has been ranked in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader (No. 57).

Scott Weiland was born at Kaiser Hospital in San Jose, California.

His surname was changed after he was adopted by his stepfather, David Weiland, at the age of five.

Around that time, Scott moved to Bainbridge Township, Ohio, where he attended the Kenston High School.

Scott moved back to California as a teenager and attended Edison High School in Huntington Beach and Orange Coast College.

On December 3, 2015, Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota, just before he was scheduled to go on stage with his band “The Wildabouts”.

Scott was 48 years old. No cause of death was immediately given.


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