Scott Weiland’s passing last year on December 3rd was a sad day for fans of the 90s rock icons Stone Temple Pilots. The remaining members of the band posted a message to Scott over this past weekend in remembrance.
“Here we are. A year has passed since you’ve been gone. We often think of you and are reminded of you daily with many memories. Then there is the music the four of us carved out allowing us to listen and feel how brilliant you are. There was a time when we looked up to one another. Each of us wanting one another’s approval. The songs we wrote had to have complete impact on us in order for them to shine. When it did… it was unearthly. Perhaps you are in a place now to better describe it. We miss you Scott.”
Weiland died on his bus outside a hotel in Bloomington, Minn., while touring with his band, The Wildabouts. He was 48. You can read Ghost Cult’s tribute to the singer at this link here. Stone Temple Pilots parted ways with Weiland’s replacement, Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who joined the group in 2013 and with whom they released that year’s High Rise EP. They are still seeking a permanent replacement for the band.