An outpouring of tributes have flown since the death of former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland at the age of 48. His surviving contemporaries from the world of ‘90s rock — and those who were influenced by his music as fans of the era — have come out of the woodwork to honor the fallen singer. At one of their recent shows, Royal Machines — a band featuring guitarist Dave Navarro — was joined by Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor to add another tribute to the ledger.
Taylor took the stage, and proclaimed “Let’s do a little Sex Type f*ckin Thing right now,” slipping a little vulgarity into the title of the song “Sex Type Thing” from Stone Temple Pilots’ debut album Core. Taylor handled the vocals, trading the guttural yelling of Slipknot for an approximation of Weiland’s distinct vocals that made him a brand name in ‘90s music, while Navarro, who has plied his trade for the likes of Jane’s Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers, handled the signature guitar work of the song.
While this is but one tribute performance out of many since Weiland’s death, it’s another example of how vociferously his passing has resonated through a certain section of the music community. Despite his meticulously documented issues with substance abuse, nobody was ready for Weiland’s death, and tributes like these are just their small token of appreciation for a friend and colleague that has now been lost.
(Via Rolling Stone)