A few weeks ago, Dave Grohl came to the Viper Room in Hollywood and was photographed with former Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts bassist Tommy Black.
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.
Below is information on how Alternative Nation is celebrating Army of Anyone’s 10th anniversary. We already have a couple of submissions!
It’s hard to believe it, but this month marks the 10th anniversary of Army of Anyone’s lone self-titled album. The supergroup featured Filter frontman Richard Patrick, Stone Temple Pilots members Dean and Robert DeLeo, and current Korn drummer Ray Luzier. While the album did not go on to have major commercial success, it has long been a fan favorite among Stone Temple Pilots die hards. The lead single “Goodbye” is a highlight, picking up instrumentally where Shangri LA DEE DA left off, with Richard Patrick adding a powerful vocal melody. Other album highlights include the poignant “Stop, Look, and Listen” and “A Better Place.”
Earlier this year when I realized the 10th anniversary was imminent, I went back to listen to the album, and I rediscovered the band’s instrumental B-side release “Used To Know Her.” I decided to write lyrics and a vocal melody to it, and thought I would share it with you guys to encourage Alternative Nation readers to come up with their own lyrics and melody for the song. If enough of you upload your own takes on it, I’d love to do a followup article showcasing them, as I think it would be a great way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of such an underrated band! Comment your version, or send it to us on Twitter or Facebook. Listen to my version below, followed by the instrumental version Army of Anyone released in 2006.