Late Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland‘s widow Jamie has shared rare photos as they kissed on their wedding day to mark the sixth anniversary of their June 2013 wedding.
Jamie Weiland wrote, “Six years. #anniversary #love 🖤📷@piperferguson.”
In a new Heavy TV interview, Jeff Gutt discussed having to follow in the footsteps of Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington in Stone Temple Pilots, after both singers left the band and later died in 2015 and 2017 respectively.
“Music’s something I’ve done my whole life, and I just had to find a way to make it my own, do it my own way, obviously with their guidance and their experience and everything that I’ve gone through.
“Following two singers like that, I don’t really think about it too much. The only time I think about it is before I go onstage and I say a little prayer and I invite them to come with me, if they can. And I tell ’em they can’t stay, but they can come join me for the gig. And I knew Chester — I didn’t know Scott — but I knew Chester for a very long time. So, yeah, there’s a lot of sadness there, but there’s also a lot of rejoicing in what they gave us. So I’m honored to be the guy standing up there.”
He later said, “I just go out there and do what I do, and I think that comes across. After two songs, they’re, like, ‘You know what? He can sing…’ You know what I mean? I think the most important thing is not trying to fake anything, ’cause I think people can see right through that — they can always see through a façade. And as long as I go up there and be myself — it wouldn’t matter to me either way, but I’m glad that they’re taking it well.”