Scott Weiland’s Son Has Touching Visit With Bandmate In Studio

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Late Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland’s 18-year old son Noah recently visited guitarist Doug Grean in studio. Noah has an interest Grean worked with Weiland from 1999 until his departure from Weiland’s solo band the Wildabouts in 2014. Grean was Weiland’s primary collaborator on the 2008 album Happy in Galoshes, and also worked on the 2011 Christmas album The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

Grean recently reflected on his time working with Weiland on Facebook.

“Worked on so many songs with Scott Weiland but this one [Time of the Season] might sound the most bad assed. This was the first song I did with him that got released and went platinum (soundtrack platinum not real platinum) Any ways it sounds bitchin here in my studio today almost 20 years later – recorded on ADAT and a Mackie d8b their first lil dig console – but mixed at NRG.”

Someone commented trashing Weiland for his drug use. Grean responded to the comment, and Mary Weiland’s December 2015 open letter on Rolling Stone.

“He had his problems. That’s for sure. I acknowledge his mental illness and addiction But he’s dead now. So what can you do. I can tell you that what she wrote is accurate but two things – one , he wasn’t always like that -and two – he was an incredibly sick guy.”

He also said, “His kid, Noah was here in my studio a few months ago. He seems like he’s doing well and all he wanted to know was stuff about his dad. I’m sure there are ‘issues’. But who doesn’t have issues with their dad. I sure do.”

Grean will soon do his first interview since Scott Weiland’s death on the Appetite for Distortion podcast.

  • makingconnections

    Thanks for this article and the song — It does my heart good.

  • Calliope Anne

    Noah is eighteen now. He should know the unvarnished truth about his father. It will probably be hard to hear but it’s better that it comes from a trusted friend, not some other source. Or worse, that he is constantly left wondering what his father’s motivations truly were.

    • makingconnections

      Does anyone truly know what even their own motivations are?

      • Calliope Anne

        I think so. If we’re hungry, we’re motivated to eat. If we’re tired, we’re motivated to sleep. If we are paranoid and have racing thoughts, as Scott probably did with his bipolar disorder, we may be motivated to self-medicate. It’s important for Scott’s children to know how sick he really was, so they can remember him through a lens of compassion and not anger.

        • makingconnections

          …good and also compassionate answer from you. I think though that when we get really lost, and even sometimes in ordinary life, the chaos that hits us makes our motivation for certain actions difficult to identify.

          I too hope that Scott’s children someday can feel at peace with who he was, a truly gifted person who got so sick, as you say.

          • Calliope Anne

            Thank you. Always nice talking to you:)

          • makingconnections

            Same here!

  • Cunt Fuckula

    I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before Money Hungry Mary is pressuring her kid into joining STP for a big fat reunion check.

  • Nathan Reimer

    Is this what passes as journalism these days? Check your spelling, grammar, and syntax.