The Boston Music Community Reacts to Scott Weiland’s Death
This post originally appeared on Vanyaland.
Alt-rock legend Scott Weiland was found dead last night at a tour stop in Minnesota. The 48-year-old former frontman of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver was scheduled to play a show at the Medina Entertainment Center with his latest band, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, but, according to reports, was found unconscious on his tour bus just before the show.
Around midnight on the East Coast, word of Weiland’s death spread fast through social media after Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro tweeted the following: “Just learned our friend Scott Weiland has died. So gutted, I am thinking of his family tonight.” While that tweet was deleted about an hour later, multiple news sources confirmed the news, and Weiland’s official Facebook page asked that fans respect his family’s privacy.
Throughout the night, fans across the world have reacted to the news on Twitter, and below is a sampling from those in Boston involved with the music community.
Extremely saddened to have read Scott Weiland passed. Such a gifted performer. My thoughts are with your loved ones,friends & fans.
— Joe Perry (@JoePerry) December 4, 2015
— ColorGrave (@colorgrave) December 4, 2015
— anngelle wood (@anngelle) December 4, 2015
Scott was a great showman and rock star. He went out being just who he wanted to be. It’s sad from one… https://t.co/9IZAHjF7LU
— Goddamn Glenn (@GdBenedetto) December 4, 2015
RIP Scott Weiland. Purple and No 4 were basically all I listened to in high school — Big Time Kill (@BigTimeKill) December 4, 2015
— IHeartNoise / Ilya S (@Iheartnoise) November 11, 2015
R.I.P. @scottweiland …somewhere in the Vaseline
— Rock On! Concerts (@RockOnConcerts) December 4, 2015
I always wondered how much of a mindfuck the critical hostility vs. commercials success of STP was for those guys. Or did they not care?
— Ryan H. Walsh (@JahHills) December 4, 2015
R.I.P. SW : (
— Philosophical Zombie (@philoszombie) December 4, 2015
— MY SILENT BRAVERY (@mysilentbravery) December 4, 2015
Scott Weiland ….RIP… pic.twitter.com/sKPRkj97wX
— Ernie Boch Jr. (@ErnieBochJr) December 4, 2015