Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo discussed Scott Weiland in a new interview with Digital Trends, revealing that he has watched live videos from the band’s classic live shows with Scott Weiland since the legendary frontman’s death in December 2015.
“We created something more than half of our lives ago. When you think about it, it’s been over half my life of sharing this with these people, and that really has come to light over the past few years. We don’t even have to think about what we’re doing — we just do it.
And God rest Scott [Weiland], we really created something together. Sometimes it’s not until you really feel that and put things in perspective. I guess that’s part of looking at your past.”
He later said:
“I feel really fortunate to have shared that music. I’m sitting here talking to you partly because of Scott. That’s why we’re talking right now, partly because of him.
There was a time he was really great, and really exuberant about our art and how we expressed it. It’s very emotional to look back and see YouTube footage of us. It hits me hard. It literally hits me very hard.
That guy added a lot to my life. I feel very fortunate to have shared my music with him. He reciprocated with some beautiful poetry, melodies, and vocals.”