Scott Weiland Covers
The Lemonheads on Leno
Scott Weiland was known for many things throughout his incredible career, such as his impeccable ability to write a melody and his commanding stage presence. What was arguably his biggest strength, however, was his chameleon-like vocal abilities. It’s hard to think of many other singers, if any at all, with the ability to channel other vocalists like Weiland. In honor of the late Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman.
Weiland stopped by the Tonight Show last night to promote his new memoir Not Dead and Not For Sale with a performance of the Lemonheads tune “Into Your Arms.” Though Weiland is best known for heavy, angsty rockers, he sounds very much at home in this faithful rendition of Evan Dando’s jangly, sweetly harmonized love song. A studio recording of the tune is set to appear on a Weiland solo album featuring covers of his favorite songs due out sometime later this year.
Not Dead & Not for Sale – Scott Weiland
The instant New York Times bestseller: the lead singer of the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver delivers an exhilarating memoir of scaling the pinnacle of rock stardom, plunging into the chasm of addiction and incarceration, and then clawing his way back to the top again and again.
In the early 1990s, Stone Temple Pilots—not U2, not Nirvana, not Pearl Jam—was the hottest band in the world. STP toppled such megabands as Aerosmith and Guns N’ Roses on MTV and the Billboard charts. Lead singer Scott Weiland became an iconic front man in the tradition of Mick Jagger, David Bowie, and Robert Plant. Then, when STP imploded, it was Weiland who emerged as the emblem of rock star excess, with his well-publicized drug busts and trips to rehab.
Weiland has since made a series of stunning comebacks, fronting the supergroup Velvet Revolver, releasing solo work, and reuniting with Stone Temple Pilots. He has prevailed as a loving, dedicated father, as well as a business-savvy artist whose well of creativity is far from empty. Not Dead & Not for Sale is a hard rock memoir to be reckoned with—a passionate, insightful, and at times humorous book that reads with extraordinary narrative force.