By Annie Reuter
The Stone Temple Pilots paid tribute to Scott Weiland on the one-year anniversary of his death (Dec. 3) with a letter on the band’s website. The heartfelt note recalls the early days of the band, when each member looked up to each other, wanting one another’s approval.
“Here we are. A year has passed since you’ve been gone,” the band writes. “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,” the letter closes.
Weiland died on Dec. 3, 2015 while on tour with his band, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts. Drugs were the cause of his death including cocaine, ethanol and methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office. Weiland was 48.