Scott Weiland Talks Avoiding Kurt Cobain & Layne Staley’s Fate In Final Interview: ‘Live Fast, Live Long’


Garret K. Woodward has posted Part 2 of one of the final ever interviews with late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland. In the interview, Weiland eerily talked about avoiding death.

Woodward asked him, “But you landed on your feet. Do you think about that, that you weren’t a victim of the 90’s like Kurt or Layne?”

Weiland responded, “Not at all. I surpassed that stage of music and that lifestyle, and live a whole different life now.”

He also discussed what advice he’d give a young version of himself getting into the music industry, “That the most important thing is writing songs, because without great songs, nothing can happen. Live fast, live long.”

He also discussed bipolar disorder, “Yeah, it’s something that’s so common. Most people that have it don’t even know they have it and people that know that they have it don’t want to be medicated for it because it’s not something like taking an aspirin for a headache. It’s something that is trial and error. It’s like throwing darts at a dartboard until you hit the bull’s eye and finding the right medication that works.”

He said today, he was a happy family man. “Happily married and also the stepfather of a great kid named Wolfie.”