Noah Weiland, the son of the late Stone Temple Pilots frontman, Scott Weiland was fired last year from the band Suspect208 due to what the band claimed was a drug issue. Suspect208 is a group that makes up rock and roll royalty as it features the sons of Metallica and Guns N’ Roses members. Weiland is currently embarking on a solo career and just released his first official solo song with a music video to go along with it. Now, the 21-year-old Weiland is stating how he is recovering from his drug usage during a recent conversation via Zoom with I Heart Radio Canada.
“I have a sponsor, I go to meetings, I’m better with family,” Weiland said further adding, “It wasn’t even my main focus at the time to have that band be like my main priority but I knew they really liked it and I wanted to get them involved and I wanted them to come up with me because they were some of the first few people to see something in me musically.”
Weiland’s father, Scott Weiland, who would front Stone Temple Pilots from 1989-to 2003 and again from 2008 until 2013 would be found dead on his tour bus on December 3, 2015. Police also found prescription drugs on the tour bus, including Xanax, Buprenorphine, Ziprasidone, Viagra, and sleeping pills. Additionally, two bags of cocaine were found and a bag of a green leafy substance
However, regardless of his drug usage, Weiland ultimately felt betrayed by his then-bandmates by then saying that “it just felt like a backstab” because “music-wise and art-wise I really did everything for that band.
“It wasn’t even my main focus at the time to have that band be like my main priority but I knew they really liked it and I wanted to get them involved and I wanted them to come up with me because they were some of the first few people to see something in me musically.”