Late Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland’s 18-year old son Noah recently visited guitarist Doug Grean in studio. Noah has an interest Grean worked with Weiland from 1999 until his departure from Weiland’s solo band the Wildabouts in 2014. Grean was Weiland’s primary collaborator on the 2008 album Happy in Galoshes, and also worked on the 2011 Christmas album The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
Grean recently reflected on his time working with Weiland on Facebook.
“Worked on so many songs with Scott Weiland but this one [Time of the Season] might sound the most bad assed. This was the first song I did with him that got released and went platinum (soundtrack platinum not real platinum) Any ways it sounds bitchin here in my studio today almost 20 years later – recorded on ADAT and a Mackie d8b their first lil dig console – but mixed at NRG.”
Someone commented trashing Weiland for his drug use. Grean responded to the comment, and Mary Weiland’s December 2015 open letter on Rolling Stone.
“He had his problems. That’s for sure. I acknowledge his mental illness and addiction But he’s dead now. So what can you do. I can tell you that what she wrote is accurate but two things – one , he wasn’t always like that -and two – he was an incredibly sick guy.”
He also said, “His kid, Noah was here in my studio a few months ago. He seems like he’s doing well and all he wanted to know was stuff about his dad. I’m sure there are ‘issues’. But who doesn’t have issues with their dad. I sure do.”
Grean will soon do his first interview since Scott Weiland’s death on the Appetite for Distortion podcast.