Before Scott Weiland was found dead at age 48 on his tour bus on Thursday, he conducted his final interview at Adelaide Hall in Toronto. In this video, the former frontman for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver goes into detail about his favorite STP album, how he would be open for a Velvet Revolver reunion, and also what he thinks he contributed to the landscape of the music industry.
“First off, I [view] the bands I’ve been in as rock and roll,” Weiland said. “I’ve always looked at us also as bands that changed from album to album, and morph into different sounds. I think to stay in one sound is a career killer.”
Weiland also revealed that a dream of his would be to collaborate with David Bowie, who Weiland admitted was a always a huge inspiration to him. He said that Bowie’s “Andy Warhol” was frequently covered by Stone Temple Pilots in the ’90s, stating, “He’s my biggest influence musically, vocally and fashion-wise.”
On Friday, Tommy Black (the bassist for Weiland’s backing band, The Wildabouts) was taken into custody after a small amount of cocaine was found in the same tour bus where Weiland’s body was found.
Weiland’s death is still under investigation.