Scott Weiland, is best known as an American musician, singer and songwriter, who, during a career spanning three decades, was the lead singer of the band Stone Temple Pilots from 1989 to 2002 and 2008 to 2013. Weiland would go on to make six records with them. He was also lead vocalist of Velvet Revolver from 2003 to 2008, who together recorded two albums, and he recorded one album with another supergroup, Art of Anarchy. Weiland was also established himself as a solo artist, releasing three studio albums, two cover albums, and collaborations.
Though many critics hated him early in his career, Weiland drew attention for his flamboyant and chaotic onstage persona. Over the course of his career he became well known for constantly changing his appearance and vocal style, using a megaphone in concerts for vocal effect, and for his battles with substance abuse. Now widely regarded as a talented and versatile vocalist, Weiland has been ranked in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader (No. 57). As so often with talent like Weilands, he was only truly appreciated after his death.
In December 2015, Weiland died of an accidental drug overdose on his tour bus in Minnesota at the age of 48. Upon his death, many critics and peers offered re-evaluations of Weiland's life and career; those critics included David Fricke of Rolling Stone and Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins, who identified Weiland as one of the "voices of the generation" alongside Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley.
At the time of his death Weilan had a net worth of $4 Million He had a very successful career, but was plagued with drug addiction, as well as several arrests. Weiland married Janina Castaneda in 1994, but the couple divorced in 2000. He was then married to model Mary Forsberg from 2000 to 2007. They had two children. 2007 was a bad year for Scott. Not only did he get divorced but he lost his brother due to a drug overdose. This events caused Weiland to start drinking again. His drinking eventually caused an STP reunion tour to be cut short. During an interview with VH1.com, Weiland stated that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, however he does not take medication, and consequently suffers from mood swings. In 2012, Weiland co-wrote his autobiography, Not Dead & Not for Sale, with David Ritzby.