Stone Temple Pilots Pay Tribute To Scott Weiland On Anniversary Of His Death

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Stone Temple Pilots have posted the following tribute to their late frontman Scott Weiland on their website to mark the one year anniversary of his death.

Here we are. A year has passed since you’ve been gone.

We often think of you and are reminded of you daily with many memories.

Then there is the music the four of us carved out allowing us to listen and feel how brilliant you are.

There was a time when we looked up to one another.

Each of us wanting one another’s approval.

The songs we wrote had to have complete impact on us in order for them to shine.

When it did… it was unearthly. Perhaps you are in a place now to better describe it.

scottsmilingnewWeiland’s former Wildabouts guitarist Nick Maybury also paid tribute to his late bandmate.

Gone and never forgotten – it’s an absolute trip a year has passed – we all feel the same nothin is gonna change How we feel but we’ll always have the extraordinary memories of the good times we all had with ya -above all it was an amazing life lived with Scott – he took me under his wing into his musical family – an experience you can’t really describe – all feelings -RIP brother 🕊💠💙💐🌅 love you miss you Scott Weiland

  • Allison Auld

    STP’s tribute was touching – much better than the statement they released when he died. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt that they may have been in shock at the time. The line “There was a time when we looked up to each other” made me tear up a little. And they picked the perfect picture too, so well done. Nick Maybury is always a class act. He had a true affection and concern for Scott, even though he knew him for only a short while before he passed and I think his death affected him deeply. TB said nothing at the time of his death. Wonder if he’ll honor the anniversary? There’s a Kings of Chaos concert in Vegas tonight. R. Deleo is there, as well as Matt Sorum, Chester B. and Maybury. Perfect opportunity to honor Scott musically.

    • dakotablue

      To me, that line about “was a time we looked up to each other” was almost a snidely little slam about no longer respecting Scott before he died.

      • Allison Auld

        I took it to mean that they missed when they had that type of camaraderie. The whole thing read very wistful to me, very “remember when?” Just beginning by saying “Here we are” sets a wistful tone, like “Look at where we find ourselves. We’re writing a post about the first anniversary of your death. Remember when it was all new, before everything changed?” The youthful picture of him laughing suggested that to me as well. But I don’t know – just my interpretation. It could have been a slam. Their statement about his death wasn’t that nice so maybe you’re right.

        • I think I’m with Allison on this one, I’m not sure it was meant as a slam or anything like that, but I think had they not at least nodded to their difficulties it would perhaps have come across a little phoney. It read as very regretful to me, but hey, these things are certainly open to interpretation.

  • Joe Costigan

    Nice tribute to Scott. I would however like to see them just retire the STP name at this point rather than continue going on with a hired hand. I think that would be the best tribute to Scott and the legacy of the band.