Velvet Revolver Members Honor Scott Weiland On 50th Birthday


Scott Weiland’s Velvet Revolver bandmates paid tribute to their late frontman on Friday to mark what would have been his 50th birthday.

Matt Sorum tweeted that ‘we miss you on Planet Earth.’ Duff McKagan shared an Instagram post his wife Susan wrote about how Weiland ‘would have been a beautiful 50 today.’ Dave Kushner shared Rolling Stone’s tribute.

Stone Temple Pilots have paid tribute to Scott Weiland on what would have been his 50th birthday.

Dean DeLeo recently discussed Weiland’s performance on Core in a recent Rock Cellar article.

“He was in a great place, man. You know, there was a time when I really looked up to him. I looked up to him for his approval when I played guitar, or when I brought a song in to the band. I really wanted to please him. I wanted his nod of approval. I wanted him to go, ‘That’s great, man. I love that.’ And it’s amazing how sadly, and not quickly, but over two decades, that light just slowly diminished. Over 20 years, man.

My guy wasn’t that way for long, you know. He burned bright and fast. But, you know, just to answer your question, we were really reminded when we dug into this stuff of Scott and how incredible he was. And, you know, that goes for all the records, really, how brilliant he was. Just brilliant, man. My brother put it best: “He was the perfect guy to have as his writing partner because he was just so brilliant. And I’ll tell you what, man, when we were making records, he never wanted us around when he was doing his vocals. He wanted to be left alone with Brendan (O’Brien, the band’s producer). He would always do vocals just after dinner. He would start drinking around dinnertime so he was good and oiled. Oiled as a diesel train, as Elton puts it.”