Chris Cornell Remembers Meeting Scott Weiland


Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell remembered meeting late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland for the first time in a recent interview with KROQ. Alternative Nation has transcribed his comments.

“I think it was at something like this, or maybe it was the Grammys, it was an award show, and he walked by. I don’t think I even spoke to him. Somebody said, ‘That’s the guy from STP.’ That was like my first encounter. I think that is sort of what ends up happening in the life of musicians and entertainers. Sometimes we’re in sort of organic atmospheres, like it’s someones’ house, mutual friends, but most of the time you run into people at crazy events, where everyone is sort of wondering how they fit in anyway.”

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell paid tribute to late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland at his recent concerts in Melbourne. Cornell dedicated his performance of Temple of the Dog’s “Say Hello 2 Heaven” to Weiland at a show, according to a fan. “Say Hello 2 Heaven” originally was recorded as a tribute to the Grunge era’s first casualty, Mother Love Bone singer Andy Wood. MusicFeeds and an Alternative Nation reader report that “Higher Truth” was dedicated to Weiland at Friday’s show. The reader told us, “It was very beautiful and amazing …Respect.” Fans have praised Cornell’s performance on Twitter. Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota on Thursday night. He was 48.