Scott Weiland imposter/Scotteldeaner Jason Hurley was in a Stone Temple Pilots tribute band, according to his Facebook page.
Hurley posted several months ago, “in a tribute band for stone temple pilots tribute at the roxy hollywood, so [name censored] and [name censored] woulld be my first bass and guitar combo by choice.” TMZ reports that the name of the band was Stone Tempered Pilots, and that it may not actually have existed yet.
He also discussed his favorite music and claimed to be friends with famous musicians, “Ive seen alot of great concerts. Camp Freddy hosted by my buddy Dave Navarro was no exception, Line up inc, Sugar Rays Mark Mcgrath, Courtney Love, Slash ,Billy Idols Steve Stevens, Matt Sorum from the Cult, Velvet Revolver and GNR. This is my Backyard and these are my Family, Not braggin, im used to going to Ozzies House with Sharon bitching in the background, Also very close buddy, Puddle of mudd Wes Scantlin, and Goo Goo dolls singer jonny Reznic. Is this really a dream and Juliette Lewis attacked me at the same show 3 years ago, im like i got a kiss from J L. Im a fuckin rock star but have the luxury of annonymity. My favorite rock star of the day is, Andrew from Wolfmother, Lives 7 houses down from me in Beverly Hills, Nicest guy, tall as hell. Billy Gibbons from Zz top talk cars when I see Him. love my life, just finished surfing, played 2 hours of soccer. on a seeemingly endless movie filming weather. just another day of luxury,,. im out.. )(”
Hurley was arrested late last month for alleged meth use and burglary, and claimed to be Scott Weiland, fooling police until last night. The police were confident enough that it was the real Scott Weiland that they told TMZ, and later AlternativeNation.net, that they were confident they had the real Weiland, even when we asked if it could be an imposter. They even released a press release detailing the arrest, before they later released a press release admitting they had been fooled.