CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1996
An arrest warrant was issued for the lead singer of the Stone Temple Pilots after he walked away Wednesday from a Pasadena drug rehabilitation center, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. Scott Weiland, 28, of Topanga was arrested near Pasadena in May 1995 by sheriff's deputies who said they found cocaine in his car and heroin in his wallet.
April 29, 1993 |
Stone Temple Pilots are the hard-rock surprise success of the year. The quartet's six-month-old debut album "Core" has sold more than 500,000 copies and is No. 25 on the national sales chart. The L.A.-based group is all over MTV and radio, and has played arenas with Megadeth and toured Europe on its own. What better way to increase the momentum than to be the opening act on the upcoming Aerosmith tour--a spot that a few years ago helped launch Guns N' Roses into orbit?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1995
Felony and misdemeanor drug charges have been filed against the lead singer of the Stone Temple Pilots, a popular "grunge rock" group. Scott Richard Weiland, 27, faces one felony count each of possession of cocaine and possession of heroin. He is also charged with one misdemeanor count each of possession of a smoking device and being under the influence of a controlled substance, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Tia Fisher.
August 30, 2000 |
Second chances in rock? That's the stuff of nostalgia-laced reunion tours and pathos-filled codas to VH1's "Behind the Music"--fallen idols clinging to long-past glory. So Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland realizes that he's defying some pretty strong odds by making the most of what must be his seventh or eighth chance, after pretty much throwing away his career to drug addiction.
April 27, 1996 |
The Stone Temple Pilots' decision to call off their free show Friday at the Wiltern Theatre may be the one instance when rock fans can view a concert cancellation as good news. At a time when the record industry has been heavily criticized for looking the other way when it comes to drug abuse among musicians, the best-selling band pulled the plug on the show--and all future live dates--until lead singer Scott Weiland overcomes his addiction problems.
June 30, 1994 |
Why can't Pearl Jam put on a concert at any mainstream venue and charge $18, plus no more than $1.80 in service fees? The main reason: Ticketmaster typically has to collect between $4 and $8 in fees for its own expenses and to maintain exclusive contracts with promoters, retailers and venues. A typical case: the Stone Temple Pilots' July 16 concert at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. The top ticket price for the show is $18.