As a lead vocalist, Scott Weiland helped move grunge rock from garage to sold-out stadium. He was a multi-platinum artist for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, as well as the winner of several Grammy Awards.
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In a eulogy on the Smashing Pumpkins’ website, Billy Corgan called Weiland (October 27, 1967-December 3, 2015) one of the distinctive voices of his generation along with Layne Staley and Kurt Cobain. Weiland’s husky voice was sometimes turbo-charged through the use of a megaphone in front of his microphone.
For an overview of Weiland’s work, view Rolling Stone’s “Scott Weiland: 20 Essential Songs.” At the time of his death, the artist was touring with his current band, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, and preparing to play a concert in Rochester, MN.