Weiland's well publicized trials and successes are part of the rocker's mystic and legacy. The larger than life, flamboyant Weiland, is as talented as he is controversial, and temperamental.
Stone Temple Pilots is one of the formative bands, who helped elevate the grunge rock movement in new directions, while keeping the core edge.
Jan. 27, Grunge Report writes, "Stone Temple Pilots front man Scott Weiland has announced the first show of his spring 2013 solo tour. The show will take place on March 1, 2013 in Flint, Michigan, at The Machine Shop. Weiland is currently recording his third solo album, the follow-up to his 2008 album, Happy Galoshes."
Weiland is responsible for writing the band's most successful smash hit songs, making him more than just the voice of the band, but the mastermind of the STP sound.
Weiland wrote the songs, Big Bang Baby, Creep, Interstate Love Song, Sex Type Thing, Vasoline, and Dead and Bloated, among many, many others.
The 'Plush' album won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock performance. The STP album 'Core' sold eight-times platinum.
Further explaining his lyrical style on Core, Weiland is quoted as saying, "I feel very strongly that all individuals, regardless of age, race, creed or sexual preference, should have the freedom to exercise their rights as human beings to enjoy life, pursue what they want and feel comfortable about who they are. I guess I tend to find the darker sides of life more attractive than the yellows and oranges. I know it's something that I relate to when I listen to music."
Weiland's own statement may very well sum-up his lifestyle and life choices. Additional tour dates and album release to be announced.