Stone Temple Pilots Remember Scott Weiland One Year After His Death

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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. Continue reading

Obituary: Scott Weiland, 1967- 2015

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The rock world lost a unique, yet enigmatic talent when Scott Weiland was found dead on the evening of December 3rd 2015  on his tour bus in Minneapolis, MN, ahead of a scheduled performance with his band. He was 48 years old. Weiland was on tour with his band Scott Weiland And The Wildabouts, and was found by his tour manager, right as he was to appear on stage to perform.

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Weiland, born Scott Richard Klein in San José California in 1967, adopted his stepfather’s surname as a boy; a name that he would become synonymous with as an adult. Weiland shot to fame in 1992 with his band Stone Temple Pilots on the strength of their début album, Core (Atlantic). Initially dismissed as Peal Jam copycats by some critics and fans specifically because of Weiland’s voice, STP went on to become one of the most respected, best-selling, and original bands of the Grunge/Alt-Rock movement of 1990s. After an acrimonious split with STP, Weiland formed the super-group Velvet Revolver in 2003 with members of Guns `N Roses and had two hit albums before going on hiatus, which included his firing from the band. STP and Weiland had reconciled several times over the years, but he officially fired in 2013 and was not in the latest incarnation of the band which toured in 2015. Weiland also has several solo projects and other bands over the years including The Magnificent Bastards, producing a well-received Christmas album in 2014, recorded many distinctive cover songs, and participated in the disputed Art of Anarchy album in 2015.

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An autobiography was released in 2011, Not Dead & Not for Sale, co-written with David Ritz. With many public feuds and an openness about his issues with drug addiction and mental illness, he opened up a controversial dialogue about these topics. Known as a musical chameleon throughout his career, he often adopted a style that served the song first, often leaping out of his own comfort zone talent-wise. He was unusually gifted at harmonizing his own tracks, a credit to his self-trained ear. Above all he ought to be held in high regard for his dusky and flexible baritone and tenor voice, his interesting melodic choices, philosophical lyrics, wild stage performances, and bold charisma.

 

WORDS BY KEITH CHACHKES

News: Scott Weiland Reportedly Found Dead

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Reports are coming in that former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland was found unconscious on his tour bus prior to his band Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts was to hit the stage on their stop at Medina Entertainment Center in Medina, MN. No official word has been made on the situation as of yet. He was 48 years old if this report is true. Prior to the confirmation, condolenses were coming in via Twitter from fellow musicians and peers.

Rocklahoma Announces Performance Times

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Rocklahoma has announced performance times for each day of the event, happening May 22, 23 and 24, 2015 at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. Go here for more information.

Thursday, May 21

AXiS Stage presented by D&B Processing
6:00 PM: ANU
6:50 PM: Skytown
7:40 PM: Fight the Fade
8:30 PM: Framing the Red
9:20 PM: Dirty Crush
10:10 PM: Swampfox
11:00 PM: Well Hung Heart
11:50 PM: We The Ghost
12:40 AM: Severmind
1:30 AM: DRYVR

Friday, May 22 (Doors open at 3:00 PM.)

Bud Light Main Stage
3:45 PM: We Are Harlot
4:55 PM: Apocalyptica
6:05 PM: In This Moment
7:25 PM: Papa Roach
8:50 PM: Slayer
10:40 PM: Godsmack

Hard Rock Hotel Stage
3:15 PM: Like A Storm
4:20 PM: Upon A Burning Body
5:30 PM: Butcher Babies
6:50 PM: Young Guns
8:15 PM: Nonpoint
9:55 PM: Ministry
12:00 AM: Wayland

Jägermeister Stage powered by
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3:30 PM: Mycah
4:35 PM: Ruff Justice
5:45 PM: Lola Black
7:05 PM: Ragdoll
8:30 PM: Lynam
10:10 PM: Dead Metal Society
12:00 AM: ASKA
12:35 AM: Warlock Texas
1:15 AM: Ivy Stone

AXiS Stage presented by D&B Processing

Noon Zero 2 Panic
12:50 PM: Kirra
1:40 PM: Sovereign Dame
2:30 PM: Even the Dogs
3:20 PM: Kingshifter
11:30 PM: Vilifi
12:20 AM: NICNOS
1:10 AM: DREK

Saturday, May 23 (Doors open at 3:00 PM.)

Bud Light Main Stage
3:30 PM: Candlebox
4:45 PM: The Pretty Reckless
6:05 PM: Anthrax
7:25 PM: Halestorm
8:50 PM: Volbeat
10:40 PM: Linkin Park

Hard Rock Hotel Stage
3:05 PM: Sons of Texas
4:10 PM: Crobot
5:30 PM: Starset
6:50 PM: Periphery
8:15 PM: In Flames
9:55 PM: Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts
12:15 AM: Krash Rover

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3:30 PM: Lamp Shade Betty
4:35 PM: Project Terror
5:45 PM: Black Tora
7:05 PM: Station
8:30 PM: Loveblast
10:10 PM: Firstryke
12:00 AM: Chaotic Resemblance
12:35 AM: Ratchet Dolls
1:15 AM: Mycah

AXiS Stage presented by D&B Processing
12:00 PM: The Jet Set
12:50 PM: Weston and the Outsiders
1:40 PM: The Heroine
2:30 PM: Arson City
3:20 PM: The Chimpz
11:30 PM: Lovebettie
12:20 AM: A Course of Action
1:10 AM: Screaming for Silence

Sunday, May 24 (Doors open at 3:00 PM.)

Bud Light Main Stage
3:50 PM: Aranda
5:00 PM: The Winery Dogs
6:15 PM: Of Mice & Men
7:30 PM: Queensrÿche
8:50 PM: Breaking Benjamin
10:40 PM: Tesla

Hard Rock Hotel Stage
3:20 PM: Dryvr
4:25 PM: Islander
5:40 PM: Otherwise
6:55 PM: Shaman’s Harvest
8:15 PM: Red Dragon Cartel
9:55 PM: Motionless In White
12:00 AM: Nasty Habit

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3:30 PM: Mach22
4:25 PM: Baby Jane
5:40 PM: London’s Dungeon
7:00 PM: Dellacoma
8:25 PM: Stop, Stop!
9:55 PM: Mystery
12:35 AM: Delta Rose
1:15 AM: Dellacoma

AXiS Stage presented by D&B Processing
12:00 PM: Empire Grey
12:50 PM: Stolen Rhodes
1:40 PM: The Dirtboxwailers
2:30 PM: Balkun Brothers
3:20 PM: Robert Jon and the Wreck
11:30 PM: Motortrain
12:00 AM: Diamond Lane
12:20 AM: Mine Enemies Fall

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Rock On The Range Release Performance Schedule

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The performance schedule for Rock On The Range 2015 has been announced, and the event is May 15, 16 and 17, 2015 at MAPFRE Stadium (formerly Crew Stadium) in Columbus, OH. The event is now sold out and those without tickets can watch the event on AXS TV throughout the weekend.

Performance times are as follows (subject to change):

Friday, May 15
(Doors open at 11:00 AM.)

Monster Energy Main Stage
1:05 PM: We Are Harlot
2:15 PM: Apocalyptica
3:30 PM: Live
4:50 PM: Breaking Benjamin
6:15 PM: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators
5:40 PM: Yelawolf
8:00 PM: Marilyn Manson
9:30 PM: Slipknot

Ernie Ball Stage
11:45 AM: Shaman’s Harvest
12:30 PM: Islander
1:40 PM: VAMPS
2:55 PM: Young Guns
4:15 PM: The Dillinger Escape Plan
7:15 PM: Falling In Reverse

Jägermeister Stage
11:45 AM: XFactor1
12:30 PM: Highly Suspect
1:40 PM: Dorothy
2:55 PM: Dangerkids
4:15 PM: Beartooth
5:40 PM: Hatebreed

Rolling Rock Comedy Tent
6:15 PM: Joe Howard
6:30 PM: Brent Terhune
6:45 PM: Mark Poolos
7:00 PM: Jim Florentine
7:20 PM: Brian Posehn

Saturday, May 16
(Doors open at 11:00 AM.)

Monster Energy Main Stage
1:10 PM: Special Guest
2:20 PM: Of Mice And Men
3:35 PM: Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts
4:55 PM: In This Moment
6:15 PM: Papa Roach
8:00 PM: Godsmack
9:40 PM: Judas Priest

Ernie Ball Stage
11:50 AM: Screaming For Silence
12:35 PM: Like A Storm
1:45 PM: Sabaton
3:00 PM: Tremonti
4:20 PM: BABYMETAL
5:40 PM: In Flames
7:15 PM: Ministry

Jägermeister Stage
11:50 AM: Novallo
12:35 PM: Red Sun Rising
1:45 PM: From Ashes To New
3:00 PM: Saxon
4:20 PM: Nonpoint
5:40 PM: The Devil Wears Prada

Rolling Rock Comedy Tent
6:15 PM: Bill Arrundale
6:30 PM: Jay Snyder
6:45 PM: Bill Squire
7:00 PM: Don Jamieson
7:20 PM: Jim Norton

Sunday, May 17
(Doors open at 11:00 AM.)

Monster Energy Main Stage
1:05 PM: Hollywood Undead
2:20 PM: The Pretty Reckless
3:35 PM: Anthrax
4:55 PM: Halestorm
6:20 PM: Volbeat
8:00 PM: Rise Against
9:20 PM: Linkin Park

Ernie Ball Stage
11:45 AM: Unlocking The Truth
12:30 PM: Art of Dying
1:45 PM: Starset
3:00 PM: Otherwise
4:20 PM: Rival Sons
5:45 PM: Motionless In White
7:15 PM: Tech N9ne

Jägermeister Stage
11:45 AM: Santa Cruz
12:30 PM: September Mourning
1:45 PM: Marmozets
3:00 PM: Crobot
4:20 PM: Upon A Burning Body
5:45 PM: Periphery

Rolling Rock Comedy Tent
6:25 PM: Chad Zumrock
6:40 PM: Craig Peters
6:55 PM: Jake Innarino
7:10 PM: Rod Paulette
7:30 PM: Rob Schneider

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Rock On The Range Announces Daily Lineups

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Rock On The Range has announced their daily band lineups, various fan activities and an interactive art installation with graffiti artist Risk. The event will be held on May 15, 16 and 17, 2015 at MAPFRE Stadium (formerly Crew Stadium) in Columbus, OH, and recently was announced the event is sold out.

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Friday, May 15: Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, Live, Falling In Reverse, Yelawolf, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Apocalyptica, Hatebreed, We Are Harlot, Young Guns, Beartooth, VAMPS, Dangerkids, Islander, Dorothy, Highly Suspect, Shaman’s Harvest, XFactor1

Saturday, May 16: Judas Priest, Godsmack, Papa Roach, Ministry, In This Moment, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Of Mice & Men, In Flames, BABYMETAL, Tremonti, The Devil Wears Prada, Nonpoint, Saxon, Sabaton, Like A Storm, From Ashes To New, Red Sun Rising

Sunday, May 17: Linkin Park, Rise Against, Volbeat, Halestorm, Tech N9ne, Anthrax, The Pretty Reckless, Hollywood Undead, Motionless In White, Rival Sons, Periphery, You Me At Six, Starset, Upon A Burning Body, Crobot, New Medicine, Unlocking The Truth, Marmozets, September Mourning, Santa Cruz

Multi talented fine artist, illustrator and graffiti artist known as RISK, will be curating an interactive art exhibit to be displayed on site, showcasing multiple live demonstrations and allowing fellow event participants such as Slipknot’s M. Shawn Crahan (Clown) and fans to interact and add to the exhibit.

The Rolling Rock Comedy Tent will feature sets from some of the biggest rock n’ roll influenced comedians, including: Rob Schneider, Brian Posehn, Jim Norton, Don Jamieson, Jim Florentine, Rod Paulette, Jeremy Essig, Brent Terhune, Joe Howard, Bill Squire, Jay Snyder, Bill Arrundale, Jake Iannarino, Kenny Smith, and Craig Peters.

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Rocklahoma Announces Daily Lineup

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The daily band lineups for Rocklahoma is now available, which will be held the weekend of May 22, 23 and 24 at “Catch The Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK

Thursday, May 21 (Campground Pre-Party)
We The Ghost, Longreef, Well Hung Heart, DRYVR, Severmind, Swampfox, Fight the Fade, Dirty Crush, Skytown, ANU

Friday, May 22
Godsmack, Slayer, Papa Roach, In This Moment, Ministry, Apocolyptica, We Are Harlot, Nonpoint, Young Guns, Butcher Babies, Upon A Burning Body, Like A Storm, Wayland, Ivy Stone, Warlock Texas, ASKA, Dead Metal Society, Lynam, Ragdoll, Lola Black, Ruff Justice, Kingdragon, NICNOS, Vilifi, DREK, Kingshifter, Even the Dogs, Sovereign Dame, Kirra

Saturday, May 23
Linkin Park, Volbeat, Halestorm, Anthrax, The Pretty Reckless, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Candlebox, In Flames, Periphery, Starset, Crobot, Sons Of Texas, Mycah, Ratchet Dolls, Chaotic Resemblance, Firstryke, Loveblast, Station, Lamp Shade Betty, Project Terror, Lovebettie, A Course of Action, The Chimpz, The Heroine, Screaming for Silence, Summit, Arson City, The Jet Set

Sunday, May 24
Tesla, Breaking Benjamin, Queensrÿche, Of Mice & Men, The Winery Dogs, Motionless In White, Aranda, Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, Shaman’s Harvest, Otherwise, Islander, Nasty Habit, Dellacoma, Diamond Lane, Mystery, Delta Rose, Stop, Stop!, London’s Dungeon, Baby Jane, Mine Enemies Fall, Stolen Rhodes, Robert Jon and the Wreck, Motortrain, Balkun Brothers, The Dirtboxwailers, Empire Grey

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Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Announce Set Times

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Set times for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville on April 25 and 26, 2015 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, FL has been released.

Saturday, April 25

Monster Energy Fire Museum Stage
12:30 PM: Stars In Stereo
2:00 PM: Hollywood Undead
3:30 PM: Of Mice & Men
5:15 PM: Halestorm
7:10 PM: Slayer
9:35 PM: Korn

Jack Daniel’s Metropolitan Park Stage
11:45 AM: Like A Storm
1:15 PM: Nonpoint
2:45 PM: Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts
4:15 PM: Queensrÿche
6:15 PM: Ministry
8:20 PM: Marilyn Manson

ReverbNation Stage powered by Hundred Handed
11:55 AM: Red Sun Rising
1:05 PM: Sons Of Texas
2:15 PM: Fozzy
3:25 PM: Exodus
4:55 PM: Testament
6:45 PM: Suicidal Tendencies

Jägermeister Stage
11:20 AM: World Gone
12:30 PM: Sangre
1:40 PM: Upon A Burning Body
2:50 PM: Beartooth
4:10 PM: Periphery
5:50 PM: The Devil Wears Prada

Sunday, April 26

Monster Energy Fire Museum Stage
12:20 PM: We Are Harlot
1:40 PM: Surprise Guest
3:00 PM: In This Moment
4:50 PM: The Pretty Reckless
6:35 PM: Papa Roach
8:40 PM: Slipknot

Jack Daniel’s Metropolitan Park Stage
11:40 AM: ‘68
1:00 PM: Young Guns
2:20 PM: Motionless In White
3:50 PM: Breaking Benjamin
5:40 PM: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators
7:30 PM: Godsmack

ReverbNation Stage powered by Hundred Handed
11:10 AM: Shattered Sun
12:15 PM: ReverbNation Winner
1:25 PM: Starset
2:35 PM: Butcher Babies
4:05 PM: Hatebreed
6:15 PM: All That Remains

Jägermeister Stage
11:40 AM: From Ashes To New
12:50 PM: Islander
2:00 PM: VAMPS
3:20 PM: Tremonti
5:10 PM: In Flames

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Rocklahoma Issues Updates On Battle Of The Bands and Miss Rocklahoma Contests

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America’s biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party – better known as Rocklahoma, has announced the first national Reverbnation Rocklahoma Battle of the Bands contest, as well as details for the 2015 Miss Rocklahoma comepetition. The event is presented by Bud Light and returns to “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK (45 minutes northeast of Tulsa, OK) for its ninth year on May 22, 23 and 24, 2015.

ReverbNation is hosting the national Rocklahoma Battle Of The Bands contest which will allow one ReverbNation artist the chance to perform at Rocklahoma 2015. For more details and to enter the competition, go here.

Registration for the 2015 Miss Rocklahoma competition begins March 16 here, and continues through April 17, with the top ten entries will be announced on April 22, Fan voting will run from April 22-May 8. Five finalists, named on May 11, will compete on stage at Rocklahoma for the chance to be named Miss Rocklahoma 2015.

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The current band lineup for Rocklahoma 2015 is as follows: Linkin Park, Tesla, Godsmack, Slayer, Volbeat, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Queensrÿche, Candlebox, Anthrax, Ministry, The Pretty Reckless, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Of Mice & Men, In This Moment, Apocalyptica, The Winery Dogs (featuring Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy & Richie Kotzen), Motionless In White, In Flames, Aranda, Nonpoint, We Are Harlot, Young Guns, Butcher Babies, Periphery, Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, Starset, Shaman’s Harvest, Upon A Burning Body, Sabaton, Like A Storm, Crobot, Islander, Sons of Texas, Wayland, Gypsy Pistoleros, Nasty Habit, Lynam, Bai Bang, Black Tora, ASKA, Kingdragon, BabyJane, Chaotic Resemblance, Firstryke, Dead Metal Society, Ratchet Dolls, Diamond Lane, Mystery, Ragdoll, Mycah, Delta Rose, Loveblast, Ruff Justice, Warlock Texas, Mach22, Dellacoma, Station, Tempt, Project Terror, London’s Dungeon, Ivy Stone, Lamp Shade Betty, We The Ghost, Well Hung Heart, Nicnos, Even the Dogs, SONS, A Course Of Action, Drek, and Lovebettie, and the festival will be hosted by Eddie Trunk.

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Rock On The Range Adds The Pretty Reckless, Tremonti, VAMPS, etc To Perform

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Rock On the Range has added more musical acts, as well as adding the ROTR Comedy tent and the 2015 Ernie Ball presents the Rock On The Range Battle Of The Bands for the ninth annual event, held May 15, 16 and 17 in Columbus, OH.

The Pretty Reckless, Tremonti, Vamps, The Danger Kids, and Highly Suspect have been added to the list of musical acts performing.

The current Rock On The Range music lineup is as follows:

Slipknot, Linkin Park, Judas Priest, Marilyn Manson, Godsmack, Rise Against, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Volbeat, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Ministry, Tech N9ne, In This Moment, Falling In Reverse, Anthrax, The Pretty Reckless, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Of Mice & Men, Hollywood Undead, Apocalyptica, In Flames, Motionless In White, The Dillinger Escape Plan, We Are Harlot, Rival Sons, BABYMETAL, Tremonti, Periphery, The Devil Wears Prada, Hatebreed, You Me At Six, Young Guns, Starset, Vamps, Nonpoint, Like A Storm, Upon A Burning Body, Saxon, Islander, Shaman’s Harvest, New Medicine, Beartooth, Crobot, Marmozets, Unlocking The Truth, The Danger Kids, Sabaton, Dorothy, Highly Suspect, From Ashes To New, Red Sun Rising, September Mourning, and Santa Cruz.

The ROTR Comedy Tent will feature sets from some of the biggest rock n’ roll influenced comedians, including: Rob Schneider, Brian Posehn, Jim Norton, Don Jamieson, Jim Florentine, Rod Paulette, Jeremy Essig, Brent Terhune, Joe Howard, Bill Squire, Jay Snyder, Bill Arrundale, Jake Iannarino, Kenny Smith, and Craig Peters.

Ernie Ball presents the Rock On The Range Battle Of The Bands returns in 2015, offering unsigned bands a chance to perform on the Ernie Ball Stage at Rock On The Range and receive over $15,000 in gear and prizes, along with an all-expenses paid trip to Columbus, OH. The grand prize winner will receive gear from Electro-Voice, DW Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Markbass, and 1964 Ears, as well as an Ernie Ball Strings endorsement and Music Man instruments! Beginning March 9, visit http://rotr.battleofthebands.com to enter the Ernie Ball presents the Rock On The Range Battle Of The Bands. This year, Battle Of The Bands fans will also have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win prizes from Ernie Ball and Ernie Ball Music Man. Visit http://rotr.battleofthebands.com starting March 9 for more details.

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