Scott Weiland was an integral part of so many musical upbringings. He was an iconic figure in an iconic era for music. Even though Stone Temple Pilots weren't from Seattle they were part of that wave of bands that music fans gobbled up as they searched for more and more rock bands to help fit into their MTV-120-Minutes-styled mix tapes. From the minute “Sex Type Thing,” “Plush,” “Creep,” and “Wicked Garden” filled up fans’ speakers the band and their enigmatic lead singer Scott Weiland were an inextricable part of the musical landscape.
And, here, tune into Purple this afternoon, one of the modern era's great American road trip albums: