In memory of Scott Weiland, Art Of Anarchy are offering the Art of Anarchy record digitally for free to the world during this holiday season.
Says the remaining Art Of Anarchy band members – Bumblefoot (guitar) John Moyer (bass) Jon Votta (guitar) and Vince Votta (drums) – “We hope everyone enjoys listening as much as we enjoyed creating it.”
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Following the December 3rd death of vocalist Scott Weiland, his Stone Temple Pilots bandmates Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo, and Eric Kretz have honoured their frontman with the following letter and song:
“Recently the three of us sat down together to share our memories of Scott and take a moment to reflect on the amazing times we shared. We put the master up of a song called ‘Atlanta’ from the No. 4 record that we feel really highlights the true brilliance of Scott. We would like to share it with you.
Together let’s honor Scott… Memories of Candles and Incense. Having the opportunity to listen to these tracks individually reveal the beauty of Scott’s lyrical and melodic gift. This is one of the many musical moments we shared together. It is in this way we would like to remember Scott.”
According to toxicology results, Scott Weiland overdosed on cocaine, MDA (ecstasy) and alcohol, reports TMZ. Heart disease and asthma were also “significant” condtions, and Scott’s “multi-substance dependence” were also a factor.
Weiland was found unresponsive in the back bedroom of his tour bus before a gig on December 3rd in Minnesota. He was buried in Los Angeles, California on December 10th. Members of both of his previous bands, Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, attended the funeral service at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
RollingStone.com reported that a recently released search warrant filed by the Bloomington Police Department detailed the scene in the tour bus bedroom where Scott Weiland was found dead . In addition to the two baggies of a white substance that later tested positive as cocaine, authorities found a number of medications, according to Billboard, including the sedative Lunesta, anti-anxiety drug Klonopin, Viagra, sedative Dalmane, narcotic Buprenex and the antipsychotic Geodon.
Elsewhere on the bus, police confiscated other suspicious items, including a clear baggie containing a “green leafy substance” in the cabin. They also detailed the baggie of cocaine they discovered in the bunk of bassist Tommy Black.
An affidavit also explained how authorities learned of Weiland’s death. Bloomington Officer George Harms was assigned to the “follow-up investigation of a possible overdose” that occurred in a hotel parking lot at around 8:21 PM, local time last Thursday. He found Weiland’s body in the bus’ bedroom.
You can now donate to MusiCares in memory of Scott Weiland. When donating, for donation type select ‘tribute.’ On the second page, put In Memory of Scott Weiland. You then have the option to write a personal message. Notes and donor names will be shared with the Weiland family. MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.