Scott Weiland’s Surprisingly Low Net Worth When He Died Revealed

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MyNewsLA reports that a judge has ordered that late Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland’s estate pay $4,000 a month to the children of the late rock star, who died in 2015.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel Juarez on Monday granted a petition for a family allowance filed by Mary Weiland, the singer’s first wife and the mother of their boy, now 17 years old, and their girl, who is currently 15.

Each child will received the allowance until he or she turns 18. They each also will no longer receive payments if they die, become legally “emancipated” or the estate is terminated.

Court documents filed by Mary Weiland’s attorney state that the Weiland estate has a value of about $1.6 million with an average annual royalties income of almost $265,000.

The estate has a $645,5000 debt to City National Bank and is negotiating for a resolution of an unnamed “significant federal creditor” claim for $700,000, according to Mary Weiland’s court papers.

Weiland was the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and was also a member of Velvet Revolver. He was found dead on his tour bus of a drug overdose in December 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota, before he and his band, the Wildabouts, were scheduled to perform. He was 48.

  • Seattlesound21

    Wow with 2 successful bands I thought he’d have been worth much more then this

    • makingconnections

      Huge alimony payments I believe.

      • Kay B

        Yeah and probably foolish spending. I love my Scott but I wish he would have had better actions at the end of his life. He was so talented and it crumbled.I’d like to think he was smarter than his actions.

        • makingconnections

          In the early days when his talent was so fresh and amazing, he was using hard drugs then even wasn’t he? Being an addict was such a destructive force and his thinking was probably always off…and he probably thought he’d go on bringing in $$ and performing for a long time.
          He left behind a couple of beautiful kids. It’s very sad that they can’t benefit more from having such a talented Dad. I hope they realize how many true fans he has and how they wish them well.

          • Kay B

            Yes he was an avid heroin user in the early days. If I recall I don’t think he has heroin in his system when he died but he did have cocaine among other substances. I remember seeing one of his last interviews, I think it was in Canada actually. And you could tell something was very different. More than drugs/drinking. I still think he had a stroke at some point. The interviewer asked him if he was enjoying his time making the album and playing with The Wildabouts. And he said this was more fun than anything he had done since Core. And you can tell it’s not the truth. He didn’t want any one taking pity on him for the way his life was and who he was. I’m not talking about the stroke. It was no secret his live performances were terrible at that time. And The Wildabouts were not coming close to what he had with STP or VR.

          • makingconnections

            You know that bumper sticker: “the person who has the most toys at the end wins”; well it’s a stretch but somehow Scott’s life proves that line to be untrue. When I think of him, I think of him at his finest. He was an artist and his best work is what to remember him by I believe. He got so sick and messed up but that doesn’t take away from the fact that he still manages to give us so much joy by his performing.
            For some reason only his work with STP stands out strongly and is so important to me. I can never manage to give the rest of the band the credit they most likely deserve because of the way they treated Scott when he got out of rehab. What a bitch I am to hold that against them, but I hate to think of how that must have hurt him and it made them look like idiots.

          • Kay B

            I don’t think that is a bitchy statement. I thought the same when they threw him out. However, I have to be honest, when I do look at old footage and the antics he was pulling when he was in VR I can understand how they needed him to sober up or leave. I agree that must have been extremely hard. Hard to kick the habit as well. I see the old footage and the band members giving Scott a kiss or hug and he flashes a smile. Sad it ended the way it did. But when someone can’t sing the right words, (which I personally never had a problem with when I saw him, I actually liked the ad-libs) or they waste others’ time by showing up late and high all the time what can you do? I miss him dearly. I really do. But maybe it was for the best. I hate to say. But he was really deteriorating. It was just so sad.

          • makingconnections

            Yes, he gave up trying. You’re right through, he couldn’t go on like that.

          • dakotablue

            He was scarily skinny in the live band footage for VR’s Fall to Pieces.

          • Kay B

            Dirty little Thing was the worst maybe because of the red hair. Just my opinion.

          • makingconnections

            I’ve been thinking of how Scott looked and performed when he was thin and his hair was red. I’m always fascinated by that stage because of the artistry as well as the music.

            One of my favorite Netflix shows is “Babylon Berlin”. There are performances in the series of the Cabaret scene and I realized I love that era of performing. I think it’s because I have a hard time looking at the dark side of life and have learned that it’s important to acknowledge both sides, both in ourselves and others. Scott’s performing was very similar at that stage to the cabaret performances….giving voice to the dark side.

          • makingconnections

            You know Kay, I have no issues with the fact that they kicked him out of the band–that’s understandable; however, there’s a video out there of them being interviewed with Scott, and he’s fresh out of rehab. Scott is all enthusiastic and hopeful and they look grumpy and offended as though they don’t hold any hope for him at all. That video is out there to go down in history of how not to treat an addict when they are trying to rejoin their lives. What whiny little creeps they were and yet here they are still benefiting by the gifts that Scott shared with them while he was at his best. Let’s hear “Interstate Love Song” one more time! They admit that very little of the creativity came from the band, that they always ended up going with Scott’s suggestions because his ideas were the best. They should honour him with every word they speak–they were with him at his best and became Stone Temple Pilots largely because of Scott Weiland’s enormous talent.

          • Kay B

            They are still succeeding because of Scott’s talent. I have a feeling there was a lot of tension between the DeLeo brothers and Scott. I bet Eric was the buffer between them sometimes. Even when Scott died they paid their respects on the STP website but at the same time kind of gave a feeling like “told you so” to Scott. But what can you do? I saw Incubus last night and it was such a good show. What was great was that the band hugged each other and gave a universal bow at the end like best friends would. It was nice to see that.

          • makingconnections

            It is good to see a group that is together like that…Solidarity! That’s the most important thing. The Tragically Hip always seemed to be like brothers and the way they made their last cross-Canada trip really demonstrated the best of human qualities. They inspired people with their devotion to each other as well as through their music. Oh well, it takes all kinds.

          • makingconnections

            Hey Kay, I just heard Chris Comeau refer to Trump, when he wants to talk to supportive journalists as “Going over to the Mothership”..Fox of course!

          • dakotablue

            According to an interview Scott gave Esquire magazine in 2005, he didn’t start using heroin until he was 24, with his first wife. They were smoking it until he started shooting in late 1993 (I believe while touring with Butthole Surfers). Scott does also say he was a heavy drinker all through high school and snorted coke then, too.

          • makingconnections

            That’s why when I hear people talk about ridding the world of drug abuse I find the comment foolish. We will always have it with us I believe. There’s such a strong desire in some people to alter their consciousness; someday we’ll understand why, but for some with that first experience they are on their way except for brief stints of sobriety. Brain function, genetics, who knows, but it’s a threatening thing, addiction.
            Didn’t he also say that he loved heroin, just loved it and tried to explain himself but was never really able to.

          • Kay B

            Yes thank you for your insight. You are correct. I thought I read somewhere Gibby was the one who introduced him to shooting.

          • Kevin J

            I believe his first wife Janina’s brother was the first one to shoot Scott up if I remember correctly.

          • Kay B

            That could be. I find it interesting we are discussing something that would be hard to document. As Scott said “…We’re all slaves to a big machine”…..whether it’s drugs, work, or life in general he was right.

  • Stone Gossardish

    Honesty, not much of a surprise at all. Folks, most of the estimates about celebrity net worths are waaaaaaaaaaay off, by a large factor. You should know that by now.

    2 to 5 million for Weiland would’ve seemed a reasonable estimate. Anything over 3 would’ve had me a bit surprised.

    • makingconnections

      I can’t remember who, but I remember an artist at the induction into the Hall of Fame say a thank you to his wife and her spending. It kept him making music and he was loving it. They often lead very extravagant lifestyles.

  • Raj

    Some of these guy spend a lot of money and once you live a certain lifestyle that is very hard to maintain when you aren’t selling as many albums. He probably blew a lot of money on drugs and then had to give half away due his divorces.

  • Kevin J

    At the end of the day, it sucks how such a talent burned out. I saw him live at his best in the early 90’s and throughout the 2000’s. He was great, even with vr he was amazing. So sometime around 2010ish I believe he had a stroke. He stopped caring about the shows as much as making money to pay Mary. Put yourself in those shoes when you already have drug issues. I believe he ultimately said fuck it and went through the motions until he passed. The puple to the core tour at house of blues Chicago was proof of that. What a mess. I have nothing but empathy for Scott no matter what anyone says.