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Manager: Ex-Stone Temple Pilots frontman Weiland dead at 48

/ 03:57 PM December 04, 2015
Scott Weiland

In this Nov. 24, 2008, file photo, singer Scott Weiland performs at the Hollywood & Highland complex in Los Angeles to promote his new album, “Happy in Galoshes.” Weiland, the former frontman for the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died. He was 48. The singer’s manager, Tom Vitorino, confirmed the death to The Associated Press early Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. AP FILE PHOTO

MEDINA, Minnesota — Scott Weiland, the former frontman for the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died. He was 48.

The singer’s manager, Tom Vitorino, confirmed the death to The Associated Press early Friday morning. Vitorino said he learned of Weiland’s death from his tour manager but did not provide further details.

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Weiland’s current band, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, was scheduled to play at a Medina, Minnesota, concert venue, according to the venue’s website. The website showed the event was canceled. It did not give a reason.

Local authorities couldn’t immediately be reached for comment by the AP.

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Weiland was dogged by substance abuse problems throughout his career.

He came to fame as the lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning Stone Temple Pilots, whose hits include “Interstate Love Song,” ”Plush,” and “Vasoline.”

The band broke up in 2003 and Weiland went on to front Velvet Revolver, whose members included former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash. Among that group’s hits was “Fall to Pieces.”

The Stone Temple Pilots eventually reunited in 2008 before breaking up again in 2013.

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