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Scott Weiland: Lone Temple Pilot

James Hunter, Details, January 1998

"TODAY, I am not suffering," Scott Weiland says. "I am not dope sick." The frontman for Stone Temple Pilots claims his fuckup days are behind him. Before he completed his court-ordered rehab, it was one drug hassle after another; sober stretches giving way to relapses, aborted cleanups, tour reschedulings, and terse press releases that never quite explained if STP were among the living or the dead. But for the past year he's been recording his solo debut 12 Bar Blues, which is due out sometime this spring. "The music," he deadpans, "has nothing to do with twelve-bar blues."

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