Tommy Black ‘Not Surprised’ Scott Weiland Died

UPDATE: Tommy Black has contacted Alternative Nation, and tells us he didn’t say that he was ‘not surprised’ that Scott Weiland died. “That was not my quote about Scott. He was my closest friend and I would never ever say anything like that.”

The quote was from a police report given to FOX 9, as mentioned in this article.

Bloomington police released a transcript of the 911 call made the night late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland died on his tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota last month, The Star Tribune reports.

Tour manager Aaron Mohler went to check on Weiland after bandmates received a call from Weiland’s wife, photographer Jamie Weiland, who was concerned because she hadn’t heard from him. Mohler entered the bus outside the Country Inn & Suites at the Mall of America, where Weiland appeared to be sleeping in his bedroom, according to the police report.

Weiland was usually a heavy sleeper, so Mohler shook him, then removed the pillow from under his head. Mohler couldn’t feel Weiland breathing and called drummer Joseph Castillo onto the bus for help. Neither man could wake him, and they called 911.

“I, I think he’s dead,” one of the men told dispatchers Dec. 3. “He’s not moving. He’s stiff, his whole …”

Dispatchers asked if a defibrillator was available. The caller said the band did not carry one on the bus. Instructions were then given to attempt chest compressions.

The caller says Weiland’s body is rigid and that he is not breathing.

“I mean, he’s like hard as a rock right now, not moving,” he said in a 911 transcript released Tuesday by Bloomington police. “ … there’s no breath. There’s no nothing.”

According to FOX 9, police would note the bus was neat — band members names were on bunks and doors, including Weiland’s bedroom in the back of the bus where has was found in his bed.

In the bus, investigators found marijuana, prescription drugs, and cocaine. Band and crew told police Weiland had been drinking vodka and tequila quite heavily, was taking the heroin-blocker Subloxone, and prescriptions. They also said he used cocaine as recently as a week before his death, and took the drug, molly, a day or two before his death.

In a statement, an investigator wrote, “All of the band members and its entourage were visibly upset” but longtime Weiland friend and band member Thomas Black, said he was also “not surprised that Weiland had died.”

Black was arrested for cocaine possession, but police couldn’t prove the drugs were his due to the amount of people on the bus, so charges were dropped against him.

One source who toured with the Wildabouts in recent years claimed that Tommy Black was not a positive influence on Weiland on the road, among some more descriptive words used to describe the bassist. Another said, “They were best friends and they were very tight. They enabled each other.” The source added, “Scott and Tommy…had their own ‘private’ parties.”

  • Hwang Sunghyeop

    Fuck…

  • Bilbo

    Very, very sad hearing this man. In light of the GNR reunion the only feeling left is of all that could have been. So much for those idiots who glamorize drugs and said it gave us a lot of good music. No, it didn’t, it only took away some of the biggest musicians ever.

  • Jimmy Intense

    In a Jimmy Intense exclusive report, I’m not surprised to confirm Tommy Black is an enabling piece of shit that only cares about himself and finding the next high.

    • Joe Howard

      another genius comment

      • Jimmy Intense

        You think so? Wow thanks man that really melts my heart.

        Tell Tommy I said he can go fuck himself.

        • Joe Howard

          intense idiot sounds about right

          • Jimmy Intense

            Now now there’s no need to get butthurt over the Internet despising your “pal” Tommy Crack.

            So are you posting between lines or in tandem?

  • Shane99

    Tommy wasn’t Scott’s boss or babysitter. They were both addicts with poor judgement.

    Just because Scott is our idol, doesn’t make his death the fault of someone else. Scott could have influenced and led this behavior. No one knows. Everyone loves to play the weak, childish blame game just because he made a bunch of great music.

  • Bruno Sílvio Martins

    Tommy Black, that cold hearted son of a bitch.

  • Billy

    can we make a pact on this site? Never,ever print Tommy’s name or mention him ever again.

    That piece of shit rode Scott until he died and isn’t surprised??? His twitter feed still doesn’t acknowledge any remorse for his friends death. He posted that he had a great xmas with his family and a pic of him and his dad. Guess whose kids will never get to spend another xmas with their dad? Oh yeah, Scott’s kids.
    What a terrible human being, i only wish the worst for Tommy Black, i hope karma acts swiftly and ruins this waste of oxygen’s life.

    • Joe Howard

      Brett, this is the kind of stuff I’m talking about. You have no Idea what you are talking about. Why all the negativity?

      • Billy

        see my most recent response to you bud.

        • Joe Howard

          It doesn’t matter what you think happened. You don’t know anything about them. And your comments sound ridiculous. I’m shocked to read these kind of responses.

          • Jimmy Intense

            I’m shocked you’d take the word of a junkie over police reports. Because yeah…obviously the police personally had it out for your good “pal” Tommy Crack.

            Maybe the cops had tickets to their next show and needed someone to blame. That must be it…

          • This Chic Over Here

            What we do know is that Scott is dead…We also know Tommy was in possession of coke, along with Scott….I have had addicted friends, its not easy to stop them, but when you join them its impossible! I also understand that when you try and stop an addict, they will surround themselves with people who wont deny them. I feel bad for Tommy, but I also feel he should feel remorseful for his lack of intervention for his friend.

  • Raj

    Tommy Black keeps increasing his level of being a d’bag every time he opens his mouth. The last thing Weiland needed was an enabler like Tommy Black around him.

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  • Felonious Punk

    LoL and believe us, Tommy Black, when Scott was hanging around scum-sucking vermin like you on a routine basis, none of us were shocked much when he died either.

    • Joe Howard

      Your negative comments add nothing to the site.

      • Jimmy Intense

        What exactly are you adding other than confirmation of your man crush on Tommy Black?

        • Joe Howard

          He’s my friend and a bunch of idiots like yourself are passing judgement on someone you don’t even know. If you have something to add besides that go ahead.

          • Jimmy Intense

            I sincerely doubt you know the real Tommy Black. Or maybe you’re high as fuck and out of your mind right now.

          • Joe Howard

            Known him since 88. If you met him you would not be talking shit about him. He’s a great friend and a really cool guy. It’s a shame I have to defend slanderous remarks about him on a music fan site. Tommy lost his best friend and bandmate and everybody just wants to talk shit. It’s a tough time for those involved so show some compassion bro. or don’t…

          • Jimmy Intense

            Oh great thanks for leaving the choice in my hands! I feel so empowered right now. The only thing that could top this feeling is some crack from your good friend Tommy

          • Corndog

            I can hook you up. The craic here in Ireland is amazing.

            Sorry, Irish joke….

          • Jimmy Intense

            I’ll hit that 😉

          • Felonious Punk

            May be time to just let it go, bro. It’s getting uglier by the hour and the point has long been made.

            Cooler heads prevail and all that. We’ll never really know the full extent of the truth, so no point prolonging the misery. If nothing else, we can all agree that Scott’s passing sucks completely and it always will suck.

          • Jimmy Intense

            My bad. Jimmy got too intense.

          • Felonious Punk

            Nah, I only recommended it so that pervert would hopefully shut up and leave the site once and for all. Appears he wised up and blew out of town. Don’t come here claiming news is false when you can’t offer any proof to the contrary.

            I have to admit though…you, me, Billy and Corndog make one HELL of a front-fucking-line here at Alt Nation 😀

          • Jimmy Intense

            The lynch mob of AltNation – be forewarned lest ye be doomed all trolls that enter!

            That last bit really made me laugh BTW 🙂

          • Felonious Punk

            Be forewarned lest ye be doomed? Yea, that’s pretty good. We’re like the New World Order of alternative music sites. Slander our idols and you will be annihilated on site.

          • Jimmy Intense

            Jimmy Intense?

          • Felonious Punk

            Now might be the time to lay my cards on the table and admit that RIGHT BEFORE shit took a turn for the ugly with Creepy Joe Pervert today, I was seriously contemplating making a troll account named “Tommy Black” and coming here and saying things like “How come NOBODY is concerned about my future? Now I have to find another singer whose coattails I can ride for a living” and “If only those whores outside the bus would have stood IN FRONT of the fucking door like I paid them to, you people would have never seen me smuggle that coke onto the bus in that video”

            Alas, things changed at the last minute.

          • Jimmy Intense

            You shouldn’t have shown your hand…that would have been gold!

          • Felonious Punk

            The thing is, ya’ll would have known that was me doing it. But if Creepy Joe comes back and tries to start shit again, maybe I’ll be tempted to anyway

          • Corndog

            He said, as he busily passed judgement on a bunch of folks he doesn’t know…

      • This Chic Over Here

        Well, it adds a touch of reality in an otherwise snowblind conversation.

  • Joe Howard

    Don’t believe everything that goes to print people. Most of this conversation is hateful and based on bad Intel obviously. It’s frustrating reading the slanderous comments on here about my friend Tommy. This article is pathetic and sad along with being 100% false.

  • Anita Justus

    You people are so full of hate. You didn’t even know these guys but you feel the need to bash and hurt them anyway. Those of you who are fat fucks: should we blame the people around you when you drop dead of a heart attack? I happen to like Tommy Black and I’m pretty sure he could care less what you idiots think.

    • Billy

      and we care as much about what u think as he does. thanks for sharing 😉

    • Joe Howard

      Thank you for writing this. Guys like this are on the outside looking in. They don’t know anything. It’s guess work at best. I don’t get why someone would take the time and weigh in on a topic that they know nothing about.

      • Corndog

        He said to Anita, right after she finished weighing in on a topic she knows nothing about.

        I’m sensing a pattern here…

        • Felonious Punk

          Have to admit I LoL’d hard at this.

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  • dakotablue

    Two lessons here:
    1. If you’re touring with an addict, reformed or not, better have a defibrillator on the bus (although it wouldn’t have helped Scott when he was found).
    2. After you call 911, take a minute to clear all the drugs from the area. Tommy would have saved himself a lot of legal hassle, and bile/blame from fans.

  • Rizz

    Well ain’t this a silly comment thread.

    • Felonious Punk

      You missed ALL the good stuff today. Some of the funniest shit was deleted hours ago.

      • Corndog

        God damn it. That was a good thread too.

        • Felonious Punk

          We shamed Creepy Joe Howard so hard he had to get the whole thread deleted!

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