UPDATE: Scott Weiland’s widow Jamie Weiland tells TMZ her husband had not been doing any drugs for years, although she admits he has been drinking socially. Drugs were found on the bus, but Jamie insists they were not Scott’s. Jamie says there was a pact among the band not to do drugs, but with reports of Tommy Black’s arrest that pact seems to have been broken by someone on the bus. Jamie also vehemently denied TMZ’s report that several prominent musicians have told them they were alarmed over the last 4 days, saying Scott had been deep into crack cocaine Jamie, who says she was touring with the group but left them a week ago, says, “He [Scott] was the best he has ever been.”
The Associated Press is reporting that cocaine was found in the tour bus bedroom where Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland was found dead in Minnesota last night.
Weiland’s bandmate Tommy Black has been arrested for possession of cocaine on the tour bus where Scott died, TMZ reports.
Police say they found a small quantity of a suspected controlled substance that field tested positive as cocaine in the bedroom where Scott was found.
They also found another small amount of the same substance in an area of the bus occupied by Black … who is a guitarist for Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts.
Black was arrested and booked for 5th degree felony possession of drugs.
Stone Temple Pilots released the following statement on Scott Weiland’s death earlier today:
Let us start by saying thank you for sharing your life with us.
Together we crafted a legacy of music that has given so many people happiness and great memories.
The memories are many, and they run deep for us.
We know amidst the good and the bad you struggled, time and time again.
It’s what made you who you were.
You were gifted beyond words, Scott.
Part of that gift was part of your curse.
With deep sorrow for you and your family, we are saddened to see you go.
All of our love and respect.
We will miss you brother,
Robert, Eric, Dean
Velvet Revolver have released the following statement:
We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of our old friend and bandmate, Scott Weiland. We experience a good chunk of life with Scott, and even in his darkest times, we all had hope and love for him. His artistry will live on, of that, there is no doubt.
Deepest condolences and sadness are for his children, Noah and Lucy. We all travelled around this world together on tour; our band, wives, and kids…and we grew to a big family that still remains to this day.
It’s just so sad and brutal from any perspective.
Rest in peace Scott.
Slash, Duff, Matt, and Dave