Late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland‘s birthday is today. He would have been 52 years old, having died at the age of 48 on December 3, 2015. Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale shared a photo in the ‘likes’ section of his Instagram feed that Stone Temple Pilots posted to honor Weiland on his birthday, where a 1994 photo sees Weiland with angel wings. Bush recently toured with Stone Temple Pilots, and they played with STP at their second to last show with Scott Weiland in September 2012. STP recently leaked an unheard Scott Weiland Purple song.
“Scott… with the recent rerelease of Purple we have delved into to this body of work and are reminded of your brilliance yet again. You shine Scott and more so… we miss you as you are missed by many. Many !!! Happy Birthday. ❤️”
Former Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts bassist Tommy Black shared a video of Weiland performing “The Jean Genie” by David Bowie in 2015 to honor his birthday.
Scott Weiland’s widow Jamie recently posted a never before seen photo of Weiland talking to his dog Beatrice. Jamie wrote, “Not sure what they were discussing but it looks pretty serious. #beatricemweiland #dogsofinstagram #rescuedogsofinstagram #mansbestfriend #scottweiland #love.”
Howard Stern revealed why he still ‘misses’ Scott Weiland a few weeks ago. The Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter recently praised Stone Temple Pilots’ 2001 album Shangri-La Dee Da, and underrated gem that many see as STP’s most daring and experimental album. Carter said, “Was going through an Old Box with some pictures and letters in it and found this classic CD from the early 2000’s. God I love STP. #memories.”
Stone Temple Pilots are eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, yet they haven’t been nominated and there hasn’t been any discussion in the media about them getting in, unfortunately. Maybe fans can make some noise and get Scott the respect he deserves.