Scott Weiland’s former bandmates in Stone Temple Pilots have paid tribute to him with a video that spotlights one of his most potent vocal performances.
Guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz turned to the master recording of the song “Atlanta,” from the group’s 1999 album, No. 4, as the basis for their tribute. In the resulting video, the three present the song—a gorgeous, sweeping waltz—with a focus on Weiland’s vocal track.
“Dean and Eric and I wanted to honor Scott, and we thought the best way to do that would be musically,” Robert DeLeo says in the video. “We chose this song because we feel it represents one of the times in our career that Scott was truly at his best.
“When you hear this track, we hope to share in the same feeling and spirit each of us had while recording it. The four of us, in a room, capturing a moment in time on tape. So enjoy this song and the depth of this brilliant performance from Scott.”
Scott Weiland died December 3 on a tour bus shortly before his band, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, were scheduled to perform in Minnesota. According to the results of toxicology tests, Weiland overdosed on cocaine, MDA (ecstasy) and alcohol.