A year after Scott Weiland, the former lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, died from an accidental drug overdose the remaining members of the band are remembering their former front man. In a statement posted on the band’s website, they stated,
“Here we are. A year has passed since you’ve been gone. We often think of you and are reminded of you daily with many memories. Then there is the music the four of us carved out allowing us to listen and feel how brilliant you are.”
“There was a time when we looked up to one another. Each of us wanting one another’s approval. The songs we wrote had to have complete impact on us in order for them to shine. When it did… it was unearthly. Perhaps you are in a place now to better describe it. We miss you Scott.”
About six months after Weiland’s death, the band announced that they were looking for a new lead singer. Although Weiland hadn’t been with Stone Temple Pilots for almost two years at the time of his passing, his death coincided with another lead singer departing the group as well. People like Scott Stapp of Creed have been rumored to fill the slot but as of now no permanent replacement has been announced.