Stone Temple Pilots Celebrate Scott Weiland's 52nd Birthday With Tribute
By Katrina Nattress
October 28, 2019
October 27 would have been Scott Weiland's 52nd birthday, but the Stone Temple Pilots frontman was tragically taken too soon when he died of an accidental overdose on December 3, 2015. To celebrate what would've been his 52nd birthday, the late singer's former bandmate paid tribute with a heartfelt Instagram post.
"Scott... with the recent rerelease of Purple we have delved into to this body of work and are reminded of your brilliance yet again," the band wrote alongside a photo of Weiland donning wings. "You shine Scott and more so... we miss you as you are missed by many. Many !!! Happy Birthday. ❤️"
Check out the thoughtful message below.
Stone Temple Pilots released a 25th Anniversary super-deluxe edition of their sophomore album Purple on October 18. The three-disc, one-LP set includes a remastered version of the album, never before heard alternate versions of some of their most beloved songs and rarities, and full concert from 1994, along with a cover of The Beach Boys' deep cut "She Knows Me Too Well," which was the B-side to “When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)” in 1964.
The Purple box set is available for purchase here.
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