Scott Weiland's Fortunes Revolve as Charges Dropped

Published: 2005-07-14
Drug charges against Velvet Revolver's Scott Weiland were dismissed earlier this week because of the singer's successful completion of a required rehab program. The charges stemmed from a May 2003 incident in which police stopped a car containing undisclosed amounts of heroin and cocaine; Weiland was a passenger. It was Weiland's fourth drug-related arrest, the others being in 1995, 1997, and 1998.

Weiland was a member of the alt-rock band Stone Temple Pilots for over a decade before joining up with the ex-members of Guns N' Roses to form Velvet Revolver in 2003. Velvet Revolver's 2004 debut album hit number one on the Billboard charts and gained platinum status with a help of a couple of videos in heavy rotation on MTV.

Lately rumours have been swirling that the band is on the verge of breakup, though these reports remain unconfirmed.

Writer: Trent McMartin

   

 

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