Scott Weiland Previously Unseen 1998 Video Leaks

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Photo by Corey Hickok

A professionally shot performance from late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland’s 1998 solo tour for 12 Bar Blues has leaked. The show took place on May 15, 1998 at the 930 Club in Washington DC.

Weiland’s back band in 1998 was called The Action Girls. The lineup included Porno For Pyros bassist Martyn LeNoble, ex-Red Kross and Samiam drummer Victor Indrizzo, guitarist Daniel Lanois, and Michael Weiland on percussion. Corey Hickok played guitar on a David Letterman performance.

Weiland was arrested for drug possession in New York a couple of weeks later in New York, and the remainder of the tour was canceled. Weiland returned to STP in 1999 to record No. 4, before being sentenced to jail for his 1998 arrest.

Setlist:
Opposite Octave Reaction
Desperation #5
Barbarella
About Nothing
Tumble In The Rough
Son
Divider
Lady, Your Roof Brings Me Down
Vasoline
Mockingbird Girl
Cool Kiss
Piece Of Pie

Watch video from the performance below.

  • makingconnections

    I wonder how others will feel about this. I find it upsetting, as though we’re looking at the time he starting getting really lost.

    • Doggington Von Arf

      Wasn’t he already about 4 years into getting really lost by this point? Purple and Tiny Music were great but they were already having to cancel tours and stuff by then. I guess there’s really lost and then there’s REALLY lost.

      • makingconnections

        Yes, there are the symptoms of serious addiction but still the desire and the hope that you can heal yourself and then there’s the point where you give over somehow. I remember Scott saying at some point that he couldn’t understand why he could give up heroin but not alcohol. He was physically and mentally sick towards the end of his life as well — so sad.

        • ALittleBitOfSomething

          True. I read at interview towards the end, and he said something like when he had his first couple of drinks, he’d get a really bad pain (liver? Kidney? Heart? I can’t remember.); but instead of not drinking, he’d just drink through the pain until he didn’t feel it anymore. Which is totally junkie logic.*

          * junkie logic is whem you

          • makingconnections

            I think it was probably liver…I’ve heard people describe an ache in that area of the body when they consume certain things. Yes, “junkie logic”. When I hear and see these descriptions of the dynamic of addiction I think of that religious-sounding phrase: “There but for the grace of God go you or I”.

          • ALittleBitOfSomething

            I was thinking the liver because that’s what flushed out impurities like alcohol and his must’ve been shot!
            Why are so many talented people tormented by inner demons? Or are the inner demons why they’re so talented?

          • makingconnections

            It’s hard not to wonder about that. I was talking with another person here once and told her about a time I was watching STP perform at a big outdoor venue with thousands of adoring fans on U Tube. My husband walked by and glanced at the TV and asked me who I liked best…Scott Weiland of course. He looked at this very thin, red-haired guy and looked at me like I had gone off the rails. His comment was: “It can’t be good for a person’s mental health to have that many people screaming in adoration for you.” Life’s difficult for all of us at times, but the pressure of pleasing and having a personal life as well must be quite something for someone like Scott Weiland…..and then there’s the fact that some of us are more sensitive than others.
            I once had some meetings at a place where a branch of AA met and I couldn’t help but notice how many attractive people were part of that group and so many nice cars parked outside. They certainly weren’t the group of losers that some would expect them to be. I think some very charismatic people become addicts and maybe there’s some dynamic about getting so much attention because of your talents and good looks and you get lost in it. That’s just a particular theory of mine today, based on no real knowledge!

    • Olga Stewart

      He didn’t look well in this particular video.

  • Hutttrash

    Barbarella, come and save me from my misery
    Can’t you see it’s a disease
    Shoot the bad guys and I’ll gladly sing a tune for you
    Lost in Space – we could be free

  • Hwang Sunghyeop

    Scott could handle the STP’s way by musically. Listen to new materials, thre circle was broken.

  • Olga Stewart

    He had those mesmerizing dance moves going.

    But the look in his eyes scared me.

    • ALittleBitOfSomething

      Hi, Olga!
      What look? The high look? Or did he have “crazy eyes” and I missed them?
      Thanks 🙂

      • makingconnections

        Butting in here, but at some point I felt I saw rage in his eyes….or Fuck All Of You…something like that; but then again Scott was an amazing artist and he was perhaps just playing that role for impact.

        • Olga Stewart

          We haven’t talked for a bit.

          How goes it?

        • ALittleBitOfSomething

          No problem, it’s not a private conversation! 😉 I think he wore his emotions on his sleeve, and used the substances to numb the pain. But that’s just my opinion — that’s why I used to use. I’d think I was friends with someone, find out I was being used, and there was only one way to numb it… Until my son 🙂

          • makingconnections

            It’s so good to know of success stories. I’m glad for you and your son.
            I think you’re right and I do know that’s the big challenge for addicts of all substances…to deal with their emotions for the first time in sometimes their whole lives. That’s what I really admire about people in The Recovery Movement.

          • ALittleBitOfSomething

            Thank you.
            There are a lot of problems in the rehab community. Everyone is different. 12 steps don’t work for a lot of people. You need to have a good reason and completely change your life. I had to cut off friends I’d known for decades. It was hard but I’d look at my son and he has made it worth it.

          • makingconnections

            I don’t think I would have an easy time being a member of AA but I know one person particularly well who thrives there. I know enough about it to understand what you’re saying.

            I admire anyone and everyone who are doing their life’s work, whatever it happens to be. It’s not easy to take a good look at ourselves and someone told me once that we’ve been sticking leaves in our mouths from the beginning of time! I’m so glad to know that in your case “love conquers all”.

          • ALittleBitOfSomething

            I agree with you about AA. It didn’t work for me but it worked for my grandfather.
            I read a biography of Bill W. who helped start it. Apparently as he was on his deathbed he kept begging for some whiskey. I guess he forgot his 12 steps 😉

          • makingconnections

            OMG, I’m not telling my friend that story! I remember my Grandfather dying of Lung Cancer and my Dad and Uncle helping him up…he couldn’t walk, near death but he wanted a cigarette. My Grandmother was off to the side saying: “Haven’t they done enough for you?” Apparently smoking is one of the hardest habits to quit. I managed to when I was in my early 20’s but I smoked through my teens. It’s funny, I had quit when I got together with my husband and he had almost an allergic reaction to them, then we had a quarrel and I dashed out and got cigarettes. The next day I apologized and said: I know you must be disappointed in me. His response was no, I just realize you can’t quit. That did it–I quit. My pride was a great motivator!

          • ALittleBitOfSomething

            I, too, started smoking young. I quit. Then my son’s dad would light up two cigarettes and hand me one. But since I wasn’t buying them, I wasn’t smoking again, fight? 🙄 a decade later, I’m back to trying to quit…

          • makingconnections

            Good luck…it’s worth it.

            I remember lots of Vitamin C for some reason…lots of baths…and I went to bed right after dinner, because I didn’t smoke in bed. I remember the first week feeling like I thought about it every minute, but then a week later, only every 5 minutes and then you live without them after a while. Now if I could only stop obsessing about vanilla ice cream!

          • ALittleBitOfSomething

            Thanks for the tips! Good luck with the ice cream!😊

          • Olga Stewart

            I just wanted to tell that I am happy that you are here with both your son and the rest of us. :).

          • ALittleBitOfSomething

            Thank you, Olga! I’m glad you’re here!😊

          • Olga Stewart

            You’re most welcome. :).

            And thank you kindly.

      • Olga Stewart

        It was this look: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DjwRGb4UwAE6CGo.jpg

        It looks like there is a bit of terror in his eyes.

        • ALittleBitOfSomething

          Oh, OK. I see what you mean.
          I liked him best at the beginning when he still had a bit of bulk on him. Once he got skinny he was still sexy, imo, but that’s when I started thinking the drugs would win… I’d hoped his kids would be enough reason to get clean, but I guess not. 🙁

          • Olga Stewart

            He didn’t look all that well when he was skinny (especially near the end of his life).

            And I am still sad that he is no longer with us. :(.

          • ALittleBitOfSomething

            Same here! I miss him so much! It’s not like we hung out but I miss his voice & lyrics…

          • Olga Stewart

            I understand, as I feel the same way.

  • P.j. Walter

    I miss him so much, I was at this show …he was a unique talent that I will always love to listen to .