Fans will be thrilled to know that late Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland will have three unreleased songs featured as part of a ‘12 Bar Blues’ reissue. The Instagram account of Weiland posted the album cover alongside the following caption:
“To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Scott’s debut solo album, you can get 12 Bar Blues on vinyl for the first time ever. This 2 LP is pressed on blue and green transparent vinyl and is available April 22 for Record Store Day.”
Scott Weiland, the former frontman of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, was found dead on his tour bus in 2015. According to his official Facebook page, the 48-year-old singer “passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop” in Minnesota with his current band, The Wildabouts. Throughout the ’90s, he enjoyed success with the Stone Temple Pilots and went on to help form the supergroup Velvet Revolver in 2002, joining Guns N’ Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum.
It has been noted that Scott battled substance abuse for years and checked himself into rehab in 2007. While it has not been confirmed that drugs played a part in his passing, it was reported that the singer went into cardiac arrest before his death.
Former MTV VJ Matt Pinfield shared his condolences via social media shortly after the news of Scott’s death broke, saying, “I am speechless and sad at the loss of my friend, and although many of you are probably not surprised. It doesn’t make it any easier. Addiction sucks. I will miss you Scott.”