The Stone Temple Pilots remember their fallen frontman, Scott Weiland, one year after the singer’s death. They shared the message on their website:
Here we are. A year has passed since you’ve been gone.
We often think of you and are reminded of you daily with many memories.
Then there is the music the four of us carved out allowing us to listen and feel how brilliant you are.
There was a time when we looked up to one another.
Each of us wanting one another’s approval.
The songs we wrote had to have complete impact on us in order for them to shine.
When it did… it was unearthly. Perhaps you are in a place now to better describe it.
We miss you Scott.
Weiland passed away December 3, 2015 at the age of 48 of a drug overdose. He had parted ways with STP in 2013 and was working on solo music and his group The Wildabouts.
Last year, STP shared a letter with Entertainment Weekly written to Weiland:
Let us start by saying thank you for sharing your life with us. Together we crafted a legacy of music that has given so many people happiness and great memories. The memories are many, and they run deep for us. We know amidst the good and the bad you struggled, time and time again. It’s what made you who you were. You were gifted beyond words, Scott. Part of that gift was part of your curse. With deep sorrow for you and your family, we are saddened to see you go. All of our love and respect. We will miss you brother.
STP has been rehearsing new lead singers to replace Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) since February of last year. Bennington went on board in 2013.
Celebrities and fans alike shared their memories and condolences on Twitter over the weekend:
I saw Scott Weiland perform many times and those were some of my favorite concerts of all time. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) December 4, 2015
RIP Scott Weiland
Universe, please take care of him. https://t.co/sNXVIPl2jA
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) December 4, 2015
— Sarah Michelle (@SarahMGellar) December 4, 2015
— matt sorum (@mattsorum) December 4, 2016
— MK_SlashFnR_Metal (@MK_SlashFnR_83) December 4, 2016