Scott Weiland Rips ‘Bullsh*t’ Drug Claims: ‘I Don’t Give A F**k’

Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland joined the Mike on Much podcast to discuss recent drugs claims:

“It (social media) makes all the haters think they have a voice and a reason to be negative. People can say whatever bullsh*t they want and claim that I’m back on drugs when it’s been thirteen years since I’ve been on drugs.”

Weiland continued:

“That bothers me. I think that there are certain people that hold that perception and I educate them once but if they continue to talk about it then I really don’t give a f**k.”

Weiland also took time to criticize organize religion during the interview when speaking of the meaning of “Circles”, one of the tracks on his newest album Blaster.

“(Circles) is about organized religion. I don’t buy into organized religion and I think it’s hogwash. I believe in spirituality but organized religion? No. I think it’s destructive and causes war, famine and overpopulation.”

It should be noted that this interview was recorded several months ago but was just released to the public yesterday.

2015 has been a tumultuous year for former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland; despite releasing the moderately well received album, Blaster, with The Wildabouts, Weiland’s guitarist, Jeremy Brown, passed away at the age of 34 on the eve of the album’s release. In addition, Weiland has seen a barrage of negative press surrounding his on-and-off stage antics.

However, it appears as if Weiland is restrategizing and moving forward, promising a new track titled “Back to the City”, a new American leg of the Blaster tour, and a new mobile phone application and content delivery system designed by Google Play architect Tim Quirk. Declaring the upcoming multimedia campaign to be a “rebirth”, Weiland issued the following press release via his official Facebook:

Multi-platinum singer/songwriter of Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver, Scott Weiland hits the road with his band The Wildabouts (Tommy Black bass guitar, Joey Castillo drums, Nick Maybury guitar) for an extended tour this fall in support of the release of their full length record BLASTER (Softdrive/INgrooves) in App form developed by Google Play architect Tim Quirk (Freeform App). This cutting edge delivery platform will feature a previously unreleased track “Back To The City”, which finds Scott & The Wildabouts laying down a dark, thick, hook filled, must listen prime cut. “This tour is about making a connection. We’ll perform the hits for the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver fans. I made BLASTER for them, but it is fresh; we’ve made an album that can resonate, and attract a whole new group of fans. It’s a rebirth,” stated Weiland.

The official tour will be preceded by and exclusive engagement on October 5th at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, California. If you did not get tickets, sorry, the show sold out in minutes, and a lucky few will get a chance to engage Scott in a Q &A, as well as experience the Wildabouts up close and personal.
Check out this rock icon’s rebirth, as Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts take their brand of rock music out on the road in the U.S.A.

New dates listed under Tour Dates. And more to come…

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  • Corndog

    I’m willing to take him at face value, but if he is no longer on drugs can he provide an alternative explanation as to why he always appears to be off his tits then?

    Obviously he doesn’t owe me anything, but i think it is fair to say that he owes an explanation to the people who buy tickets to his shows only to watch him slur his way incoherently through the songs. Why does he seems so fucked that he cannot sing? If it is not drugs causing such poor shows then what is it?

    • Eddie Yarler

      Booze booze booze. And pills.
      Scott seems to think of drugs at their surface appearance which is basically what he experimented with (Heroin, Crack, Coke). We all know he had a slip up with coke, and crack around the time Velvet Revolver outed him, so I think he is just referring to his heroin addiction but I genuinely give him the benefit of the doubt when he hasn’t done heroin.
      Unfortunately he doesn’t seem to understand that while overcoming heroin addiction is a very admirable achievement, being “only not addicted to heroin” is still bad. He needs to let it all go.

      • Corndog

        If he is still regularly popping pills, even prescription pills, then i would say he is still a drug addict.

        Some of those prescription drugs such as opiate based pain killers can really knock you on your ass.

        • Eddie Yarler

          You are completely correct. I also consider alcohol as a serious drug but I know most would disagree. Scott and Mary both emphasized that while they were addicted to heroin they would always use clean needles. While heroin is still super detrimental (duh) to a person, I actually think shooting up, through clean needles did less damage to him than his alcoholism and pill years have. His very worst has been from 2010-2015, and if he is genuinely serious about being off drugs than he needs to wake up badly because what he considers to not be drugs is really killing him.
          He’s still here for a reason though. As long as he’s still standing I’ll hold out hope for him

        • Martha Bartha

          Years ago I took Oxy Cotin! My legs felt like rubber.

          • Corndog

            I have in the past had to take morphine sulphate pills. Rubbered is right:)

          • Uranus

            Poor guy, I wish people would lay off him a bit. I like to get my alcoholic on, but it doesn’t mean I dabble in hard drugs. I would like to believe him that he’s made an effort this past decade to stop the hard street drugs. The stories of drug use from employees at venues are the hardest to shake because normal people don’t exaggerate that unless they witnessed him firsthand trying to score something.

          • Corndog

            I haven’t drank alcohol in two years. Never been a big fan to be honest. If I never had it again I wouldn’t miss it.

          • Martha Bartha

            Ever do Boat? You can’t feel your legs walkin on the ground.

          • Corndog

            Boat? Nope. No idea what that is.

          • Martha Bartha

            Might be Horse Tranquilizer. Not really sure.

          • Corndog

            You mean ketamine?

          • Martha Bartha

            I don’t know, maybe.

        • Dez Pornojesus

          He’s bi-polar, he’s on prescription meds for sure.

  • Raj

    He maybe off the hard stuff that he was doing but he’s clearly on something when his gaze is distant and can barely move at times on stage. People will say things when you constantly look out of it.

    • Felonious Punk

      Agreed. Bi-polar meds don’t make you seem lost and disoriented every minute of the day the way Scott is. Pills and years of constant hard drinking will though. He needs to stop lying about his performance and behavior and get some honest to goodness help for his issues.

  • dakotablue

    Yup, I also think it must be excessive boozing that’s been so debilitating to him the past few years, glassy-eyed and slurring, etc.
    As far as organized religion causing war, famine and overpopulation? It’s HUMANS causing these things (like the old guns don’t kill people, etc.) We live in an evil, fallen world, and yes, some religious radicals make major messes on the planet, but again, it’s the HUMANS and not the religion. Blaming anything but ourselves is a cop-out. Even saying “the devil made me do it.” Ultimately we have a choice to do good or evil, and to decide to follow religious radicalism as well.

  • Martha Bartha

    Once a junkie, always a Junkie! Hes lucky to be alive!

  • Felonious Punk

    He still needs a reality check. When he shows up for gigs completely wasted and puts on a bad performance, of course people are going to make judgements. Scott may very well “not give a fuck”, but pretty soon nobody will give a fuck about him if he keeps up the bullshit act.