Several legendary rock stars took to social media Thursday night to pay tribute to Scott Weiland, the former frontman of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver who was found dead on his tour bus earlier in the day.
Guitarist Slash, who collaborated with Weiland during their Velvet Revolver days, wrote, “Sad day. RIP Scott Weiland.”
Original shock rocker Alice Cooper also chimed in, writing, “Deeply saddened by the passing of singer #ScottWeiland. What a voice we’ve lost. Thoughts and prayers to his family.”
Read more reactions to Weiland’s death below.
— Alice Cooper (@RealAliceCooper) December 4, 2015
Sad to hear about Scott’s passing.I hope it wasn’t drugs.The saddest part of the story is his kids and family being left behind. RIP
Extremely saddened to have read Scott Weiland passed. Such a gifted performer. My thoughts are with your loved ones,friends & fans. — Joe Perry (@JoePerry) December 4, 2015
Scott Weiland was just found dead on his tour bus :(. Very sad
— T❍mmy L33 (@MrTommyLand) December 4, 2015
Scott Weiland was a great guy super talented..I played on shows with STP & Velvet Revolver & he owned the stage! RIP — Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) December 4, 2015
We have been running in Scott’s circles off and on for many years. It’s so very sad to us that… https://t.co/ahVDZLws2A
— Heart (@officialheart) December 4, 2015
Thanks for the great music Scott Weiland. — Nirvana (@Nirvana) December 4, 2015
Very sorry to hear about Scott Weiland. He was a captivating frontman who had a gift for writing great melodies. RIP
— Myles Kennedy (@MylesKennedy) December 4, 2015