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    Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver Front Man Dead at 48

    He was one of the most influential voices of the grunge era. Scott Weiland, who struggled with addiction throughout his career, died Thursday while touring with his band Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts. His death was leaked in a later-deleted tweet from fellow rocker Dave Navarro, who wrote, ”So gutted, I am thinking of his family tonight.” Weiland’s band Stone Temple Pilots brought him enormous fame, with hits like “Plush” and “Interstate Love Song” giving him a place in grunge history alongside Nirvana and Pearl Jam.

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