Stone Temple Pilots Front Man Scott Weiland Remembered with B101.7’s Flashback Friday Spotlight
The former lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland unexpectedly passed away last night (12/3). We pay our respect to Scott with this B101.7 Flashback Friday Spotlight.
Tour managers confirmed the death of the singer on his Facebook page, stating:
Scott Weiland, best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band The Wildabouts. At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott’s family be respected.
He was only 48. TMZ is speculating drugs were involved with his death, adding, "bandmate Tommy Black has been arrested for possession of cocaine on the tour bus where Scott died."
Let's not get into any more of that here, rather let's honor Scott Weiland's career and contribution to music. He helped form the alternative rock band, Stone Temple Pilots. In 1992, the second release off the album Core as 'Plush.' This song was huge, who didn't love it?! It was so big, there was an acoustic version from the Headbangers Ball also became big on radio and the softer version was perfect for soft rock stations to play. Between the two versions, that song was everywhere back in the early 90s.
The B101.7 Flashback Friday Spotlight, let me share my favorite Stone Temple Pilots song, 'Plush.' The two version are both good in their own way. The guitars really drive the emotion on the plugged version to me. Whereas, the unplugged version truly lets Scott's voice stand out.
I'm going to post both the music videos for both version. Which one do you like more? Where you a huge fan of Stone Temple Pilots back in the '90s? Leave comments below.
Stone Temple Pilots 'Plus'
Stone Temple Pilots 'Plush (Acoustic)'
Listen to B101.7 Friday at 5 for when I feature the spotlight song on the radio! Saturday night catch a whole night of flashbacks during the B101.7 Saturday Night Party, starting at 8pm.
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