Stone Temple Pilots Member Reveals If He Spoke With Scott Weiland Before He Died


Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo discussed his lack of relationship with Scott Weiland near the time he died in a new MCall interview.

The interviewer asked, “What kind of relationship, if any did you have with Scott at the time he passed?”

“Um, we didn’t really. The relationship was a bit different from when we started out together. But, you know, I always loved the guy. I always loved Scott, and what we created together is something that will always be in my existence – my soul, my body, you know?

“That will always be there, and I really have to thank him for [my] being here now. He was partly responsible for that, and I’ll never forget that.”

He also discussed STP’s future with their new singer Jeff Gutt.

“Uh, you know, more touring. And, you know really just getting more acquainted and comfortable with each other. You know, we just literally finished our first tour. We were on tour for 2 ½ weeks, and that was our first tour.

“And just getting more comfortable and acquainted with each other and making more music. And, you know, making that music as poignant as possible as our relationship grows. That’s what I’m looking forward to.”

  • Leslie Winter

    I hope that Stone Temple Pilots continue on there journey with Gutt taking over. STP is a great band & Gutt from what I’ve seen of him is very talented and should have no problem carrying on the STP torch!!!

  • Raj

    I think Robert and Scott were closer than Dean and Scott or Eric and Scott. However him being the brother of Dean kinda lumped him in with the other bandmates. It became a Scott vs. the rest of STP for many years.

    • Gunner Thompson

      Layne Staley expressly said AIC are NOT my friends of course with the exception of former member Mike Starr. And Starr i would imagine felt the same way

      • dakotablue

        Layne and Mike were drug buddies, and the other AIC guys were on Layne’s case about it.

    • dakotablue

      I always thought it was Robert who took the lead in kicking Scott out of STP, and this seems to confirm that. Not that he didn’t love the guy, though.

  • Gunner Thompson

    I think it was similar to Alice in Chains really. I don’t believe Scott felt he had a friend in STP for a very long time. They trashed him every chance tbey got. I would say he and Chester were closer than he and any STP mate.

  • Ryan

    $$$$ is king. Thats why STP continued on with 2 new singers.