Scott Weiland came along during a time in my life when I was the perfect combination of young and dumb. Believe it or not I was actually suprised to hear he passed away last night on his tour bus in Bloomington, MN at the age of 48. I had assumed he would limp along and possibly get his act back together and make a come back at some point. Weiland has claimed for years to have sobered up despite interviews with him on shows such as Howard Stern where he appears hardly capable of completing a sentence and he seemed like a really sad and pretty damaged man. Sobriety aside, Stone Temple Pilots was one of the great bands of my youth. I remember "Core" and "Purple" seemed to come out right around the time I was just learning to drive.
R.I.P. Scott Weiland