Scott Weiland was a well-known musician from America who was also a songwriter and singer whose career spanned three decades. He was best known to be the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots. Weiland was also a member of Velvet Revolver and has also recorded an album with Art of Anarchy. He has formed the band Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts. Here is a quick summary of Scott Weiland’s net worth, career, and earnings.
Scott Weiland Early Life
Scott Richard Weiland was born as Scott Richard Kline on October 27, 1967, in San Jose, California, to his parents Kent Kline and Sharon Williams. He was adopted legally by his stepfather David Weiland.
He went to Kenston High School and later went to Edison High School.
In 1994, Scott Weiland was married to Janina Castaneda. They divorced in 2000. In the same year, he got married to Mary Forsberg. They were the parents of two children named Noah and Lucy. The couple divorced in 2007.
On 3rd December 2015, he was found dead on his tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota. At the time of his death, he was 48 years old. The cause of the death was an overdose of methylenedioxyamphetamine, alcohol, and cocaine. He also had prolonged substance abuse, asthma, and cardiovascular disease.
Scott Weiland Career
Weiland began his career by getting employed by the legal newspaper, the Los Angeles Daily Journal. In 1989, he became one of the founders of the band Stone Temple Pilots. In 1992, the band released their debut studio album called ‘Core.’ It became a multi-platinum certified album.
In 1994, they released the album ‘Purple.’ This was followed by the albums ‘Tiny Music…Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop’, ‘No. 4’, and ‘Shangri-La Dee Da.’ After rejoining with the band in 2008, they again released their eponymous album.
From 2003 to 2008, Scott Weiland was a member of the group Velvet Revolver. With them, he has released the album ‘Contraband’ and ‘Libertad.’ He has also released an album with Art of Anarchy.
As a solo artist, Weiland released his debut album entitled ’12 Bar Blues’ in 1998. This was followed by “Happy” in Galoshes in 2008. His last album called ‘Blaster’ was released in 2015.
He was the owner of his own record label called Softdrive Records.
Awards & Achievements
Scott Weiland has won many awards and nominations with Velvet Revolver. In 2005, he won the Grammy Award for the single “Slither.” The group won the 2004 Kerrang! Awards for Best International Newcomer. They were nominated for the 2004 Radio Music Awards. With the Stone Temple Pilots, he won the Grammy Award in 1994. Other awards won by them include MTV Video Music Award, Billboard Music Award, and the American Music Award.
Net Worth of Scott Weiland
Scott Weiland has an estimated net worth of more than $4 million. He made this fortune from the sale of his albums. His band has released many platinum-certified albums, and he was also the founder of his own record label ‘Softdrive Records.’ He has also released solo albums and had also launched his own clothing line called ‘Weiland for English Laundry’ in collaboration with Christopher Wicks.
Scott Weiland is considered one of the most popular musicians in the world. In his career, he has released many albums with different groups and also as a solo artist. Some of his popular singles include “Plush,” “Big Bang Baby,” “Lady Picture Show,” “Between the Lines,” “Slither,” “Fall to Pieces,” and “Dirty Little Thing.” Several artists paid tribute on his death. His autobiography entitled ‘Not Dead & Not for Sale’ was released in May 2011. He also had bipolar disorder and was under medication.