Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland passed away on December 3, and the band recently put together a tribute video for him (above).
Weiland parted from STP in 2013, and was replaced by Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington. The surviving members, Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz chose their song “Atlanta” to remember him by.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, the band asks that everyone honour Weiland through his gifted songwriting skills.
“Recently the three of us sat down together to share our memories of Scott and take a moment to reflect on the amazing times we shared. We put the master up of a song called ‘Atlanta’ from the No. 4 record that we feel really highlights the true brilliance of Scott. We would like to share it with you.
Having the opportunity to listen to these tracks individually reveals the beauty of Scott’s lyrical and melodic gift. This is one of the many musical moments we shared together. It is in this way we would like to remember Scott.”
The band also posted a letter on their website saying:
“Together we crafted a legacy of music that has given so many people happiness and great memories.You were gifted beyond words, Scott. Part of that gift was part of your curse. With deep sorrow for you and your family, we are saddened to see you go.”
Watch the tribute video in the player above.
(Photo by Nan Palmero via Flickr)