The Boston Music Community Reacts to Scott Weiland’s Death

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Stone Temple Pilots

Stone Temple Pilots / Courtesy photo via William Morris Agency

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

scott weiland found dead (apparently on tour bus). sad. https://t.co/dqvWEEG77E — Amanda Palmer (@amandapalmer) December 4, 2015

Just lost the greatest rock frontman of the past 25 years. #scottweiland pic.twitter.com/waaUPRN25Q

— ColorGrave (@colorgrave) December 4, 2015

RIP Scott.. STP is one of the reasons began making music RT @latimes: Rocker Scott Weiland has died at 48 https://t.co/ZRw3lMOfd9” — Obi Wan Jabroni (@GavinMerlot) December 4, 2015

Weiland. Rock star, from the top of his head to the soles of his feet. #RIPScottWeiland #SailOn pic.twitter.com/y1sHVTuKvd

— anngelle wood (@anngelle) December 4, 2015

RIP Scott Weiland. This deserved more than 140 so- https://t.co/zxKpFjkpDi — Amy B. Douglas (@AmyBDouglas) 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

#90s pic.twitter.com/ar2cjJVNVZ

— IHeartNoise / Ilya S (@Iheartnoise) November 11, 2015

In many ways, Scott Weiland’s voice was the BG radiation of my youth. This is a drag. -H https://t.co/4BPLt3az6a — Aloud (@aloudonline) December 4, 2015

R.I.P. @scottweiland …somewhere in the Vaseline

— Rock On! Concerts (@RockOnConcerts) December 4, 2015

Well this sucks. I didn’t know what “No Chipping” meant for years. Guy obviously had demons, but man what a talent. pic.twitter.com/3gnPgoLLWn — Jim Murray (@bigjimmurray) 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

listened to shangri la dee da last month, this one holds up https://t.co/4eeSQt0ljl — mike caulo (@sippycupyall) December 4, 2015

R.I.P. SW : (

— Philosophical Zombie (@philoszombie) December 4, 2015

far far too young. His poor kids. The body can only take so much. RIP Scott Weiland. A lot of obvious STP posts… https://t.co/rB70gnxbrG — Munk Duane (@munkduane) December 4, 2015

R.I.P. Scot Weiland. So many great songs … https://t.co/2ZNgf8mJ9a #gonetoosoon

— MY SILENT BRAVERY (@mysilentbravery) December 4, 2015

I interviewed Scott Weiland 7 years ago today. He was then as I will always remember him; born to be a rock star. pic.twitter.com/zY3fZtD9pu — Hardy (@hardy985) December 4, 2015

Scott Weiland ….RIP… pic.twitter.com/sKPRkj97wX

— Ernie Boch Jr. (@ErnieBochJr) December 4, 2015

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