Former Wildabouts bassist Tommy Black sent the following tribute exclusively to Alternative Nation to mark the one year anniversary of his bandmate Scott Weiland’s death.
December 3, 2016
I lost my best friend last year on this day. I remember standing side by side speaking at Jeremy’s funeral… two friends died in the Wildabouts in only one year in an 8 month period. A horrible nightmare of a year.
But we also had some of the most amazing positive experiences in the last 10 years we played/spent time together.
I got to create so much beautiful music with him and was blown away even that he wanted to write. It was a blessing to create music with him. I have so many good stories I can’t even begin…
Not a day has gone by that I have not thought about Scott.
Today Scott would be want everyone to be happy and listen to music.
I miss you my friend…
Black played with Weiland for a decade, and performed on Happy in Galoshes and Blaster. Weiland died from a drug overdose on his tour bus in Bloomington, MN on December 3, 2015. Black was briefly held by authorities for questioning, but Bloomington Deputy Police Chief Mike Hartley later announced that authorities wouldn’t pursue a drug charge against him because it would be too difficult to prove the drugs belonged to him.