Former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland, 48, was found dead in his tour bus in Minnesota on December 4. He and the Wildabouts were touring North America. Weiland had struggled for years with drug addiction.
Two days prior to his death, Alternative Nation published an interview with Weiland, on the heels of the Paris terrorist attacks at the music venue Bataclan. “When things like the attacks on Paris by ISIS happen, I think about people losing family members. I think about my own losses that I have endured in my life, and my heart goes out to those people who have had recent losses. I know how sharp and poignant those losses are, especially when they are so raw, and so new.” Weiland is survived by his wife, photographer Jamie Wachtel and two children, Noah and Lucy, whom he had with his ex-wife Mary Forsberg.