Dave Mustaine On Last Time He Saw Scott Weiland: ‘He Didn’t Look Well, He Was Crying For Help’


Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine discussed late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland in a new interview with Vanyaland. Mustaine was asked about his kinship he had with Weiland that was discussed in Greg Prato’s new book Scott Weiland: Memories of a Rock Star.

“And the thing is, it’s like when you’re a little kid and they say don’t out put your hand on that hot stove, you gotta do it. I was coming from a place of love and experience of having gone down that very bad road and trying to tell Scotty, ‘Hey, don’t do this.’ I told him, and my exact words were, ‘You’re gonna be big, people are going to be pouring money [your way], throwing girls — I used a different word — and tons of drugs your way. No matter what, you have to stay away from heroin; it will bring you to your knees.’ And I started seeing pictures of him in magazines and I knew he was doing it. I was so sad for him.

The last time I saw him was at the Classic Rock awards thing, and we had gone to a thing before then, when he released his clothing line, and he didn’t look well then. I’d heard that his wife had thrown all of his shit out because they were fighting again, and I don’t know man. I think that that was a young man, very talented, wonderful human being that was crying for help and for whatever reason couldn’t find it. It made me very sad when I heard he had passed away.”