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June 2, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland, whose battle with drugs once landed him in a treatment center, was arrested with about $100 worth of heroin as he left a Manhattan housing project. Weiland, 30, was charged with criminal trespassing and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
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June 21, 2008 | Chris Lee, Times Staff Writer
Nothing GETS in the way of a lucrative rock reunion quite like a jail stint -- even an extremely short one. Just ask the members of Stone Temple Pilots, the multi-platinum-selling, stadium-rocking, alterna-grunge band that recently reunited after more than half a decade's "separation" (don't call it a breakup) to mount a 65-date tour of North America's top-tier summer music festivals and amphitheaters (with a stop at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday).
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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.
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April 30, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Scott Weiland has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge and was sentenced to eight days in jail. The rocker entered the plea through his attorney in L.A. County Superior Court on Monday. He also was sentenced to four years' probation and must take part in an 18-month alcohol program. Weiland, 40, came to fame in the 1990s as the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, which regrouped this month after Weiland split from Velvet Revolver. Stone Temple Pilots are scheduled to embark on a 65-city tour May 17. Weiland must serve his jail time by May 28.
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April 29, 1993 | KATHERINE TURMAN
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.
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August 30, 2000 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
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April 27, 1996 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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June 30, 1994 | CHUCK PHILIPS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1996
Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland was back in a Pasadena drug rehabilitation center Thursday--one day after walking out of a court-ordered stay at the residential facility. Deputy Dist. Atty. Michael Grosbard said the 28-year-old singer cited "personal reasons" for his departure after turning himself in Thursday afternoon, and that the court was satisfied that drugs were not involved in the incident. A warrant that had been issued Wednesday for Weiland's arrest was quashed.
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May 21, 2003 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland was arrested on suspicion of drug possession in Burbank this week, adding to a string of arrests stretching back to 1995. The incident, which began when police stopped Weiland for allegedly driving with his lights off early Sunday morning, may be another setback in the Los Angeles rock band's attempts to reestablish its career momentum. It also clouds a pending side project pairing the singer with three former members of Guns N' Roses.
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August 30, 2000 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1998
A Los Angeles judge issued a $250,000 arrest warrant Thursday for Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland, after the troubled rocker failed to show up for a scheduled hearing in a drug case. Weiland, who was charged in Los Angeles in February with heroin possession and arrested in Manhattan in early June on similar charges, had recently been undergoing detoxification at a Ventura rehabilitation center.
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March 15, 1998 | Jerry Crowe, Jerry Crowe is a Times staff writer
Scott Weiland, the Stone Temple Pilots singer who is embarking on a solo career, is cranky. He's eight hours into a 17-hour video shoot near downtown Los Angeles and is losing patience.
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October 2, 1996 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Stone Temple Pilots, grounded for the last five months while singer Scott Weiland battled drug addiction, have been cleared for takeoff. The Los Angeles-based alternative-rock band has announced plans for a six-week U.S. tour that will kick off Nov. 4 at the Universal Amphitheatre and include a Nov. 8 show at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1996
Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland was back in a Pasadena drug rehabilitation center Thursday--one day after walking out of a court-ordered stay at the residential facility. Deputy Dist. Atty. Michael Grosbard said the 28-year-old singer cited "personal reasons" for his departure after turning himself in Thursday afternoon, and that the court was satisfied that drugs were not involved in the incident. A warrant that had been issued Wednesday for Weiland's arrest was quashed.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 1996 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Stone Temple Pilots, grounded for the last five months while singer Scott Weiland battled drug addiction, have been cleared for takeoff. The Los Angeles-based alternative-rock band has announced plans for a six-week U.S. tour that will kick off Nov. 4 at the Universal Amphitheatre and include a Nov. 8 show at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.
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.
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