Scott Weiland Had Retirement Plan, Wanted To Move To Wine Country


Photo: Jamie Weiland

In one of his final ever interviews with LiveForLiveMusic, late Stone Temple Pilots frontman revealed he ‘hopefully’ would be retired from the music industry by 2025.

“I want to move out of L.A. and hopefully to Sonoma. I want to continue making records and touring until it’s no longer possible.” He said he was “happily married and also the stepfather of a great kid named Wolfie.”

Weiland also had plans to return to the studio next month to work on his next album with the Wildabouts. “We’re going to make a record in January and start writing sessions soon. Doing demos and touring, and go back to recording. There will be a record in 2016.”

You can now donate to MusiCares​ in memory of Scott Weiland by clicking here. When donating, for donation type select ‘tribute.’ On the second page, put In Memory of Scott Weiland. You will then have the option to write a personal message. Please include either Scott’s name in the memo line, or add a note with the gift so MusiCares can be sure to properly credit it. Notes and donor names will be shared with the Weiland family.

MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.

Scott Weiland, the legendary voice of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away last Thursday night at the age of 48.