Robert and Dean DeLeo discussed the death of late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland on KROQ’s Kevin and Bean Show this morning. Alternative Nation transcribed some quotes from the interview.
Dean said, “Look man, when somebody keeps going in that direction, and I’m hanging on with hope, and help, and prayer, and doing whatever I can do. I spent over 20 years doing that, and it eventually starts to creep into my own home, my own living room, my own family. It starts to damage me.”
Robert said, “I don’t know if people really understand addiction, and being around that, and not being an addict, and having to live with that on a personal and a business relationship.”
He added, “I think what we did offer Scott over the course of our career was the truth, and honesty. Someone who is that deep in their addiction runs from that, they run from truth and honesty. That’s where he was, we became these guys that he didn’t want to be around because we were telling him like it was.