Jeremy Brown, Guitarist for Scott Weiland, Has Died


Jeremy Brown is shown above, second from right.

Jeremy Brown, guitarist for Scott Weiland’s band, the Wildabouts, has died. Weiland announced Brown’s death on his Facebook page.

Brown was 34. The cause of death has not been determined. His passing came the day before the release of the group's debut album, Blaster.

Weiland and the Wildabouts had been scheduled to perform a record-release show for the albumat Los Angeles' School Night on Monday, March 30. Weiland canceled the show upon learning of Brown’s death.

He later took to Facebook to break the news.

“We received a call today about my friend Jeremy Brown that has shaken me to the core,” Weiland wrote.

“We were all concerned this afternoon when Jeremy didn’t show up for a long-scheduled rehearsal for tonight’s album release show at School Night. An hour later, Jeremy’s family called us to say that he had passed away.

“I am in shock right now, everyone that knows him is devastated. It is a terrible loss that goes beyond words. He is one of my best friends, a truest friend and one of the most gifted guitar players that I’ve ever known. A true genius.

“It’s impossible to explain how much he will be missed and what a hole this will leave in our hearts. A post on Facebook feels so trite and small compared to the love that I have for him and for the talent that has passed on but I felt it was necessary to at least start here.

“Please keep his family in your thoughts.”

Weiland and Brown met in 2008 during the recording of Weiland’s sophomore solo effort, Happy in Galoshes.

Here’s the video for “Way She Moves/Hotel Rio,” from Blaster.