The multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and author has cumulatively sold over 44 million records worldwide with Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver. He’s garnered two Grammy Awards in the category of “Best Hard Rock Performance”—in 2005 for “Slither” and in 1994 for “Plush”. Stone Temple Pilots’ Purple debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 a feat also accomplished by Velvet Revolver’s Contraband. Weiland’s voice has driven some of the most recognizable hits in rock ‘n’ roll history including “Sex Type Thing”, “Wicked Garden”, “Creep”, “Interstate Love Song”, “Vasoline”, “The Big Empty”, “Sour Girl”, “Down”, and more. He released his memoir Not Dead & Not For Sale in 2011 to critical applause. That said, 2015 sees him undergo his most powerful reinvention to date with The Wildabouts. On their first official studio album BLASTER (Softdrive/INgrooves),Weiland, guitarist Jeremy Brown, bassist Tommy Black, and drummer Danny Thompson elegantly infuse raw rock ‘n’ roll with a poetic, passionate, and pure perspective. Produced by Rick Parker (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club), it’s as unadulterated as it is unique. At the end of the day, Weiland once again delivers for the millions worldwide who have supported his art. “I’d like for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver fans be attracted to this as well as a whole new fan base. It has that energy. It’s unexplainable. We’ve made an album that can resonate. It feels serendipitous because it’s a rock record, but it’s also fresh. It’s everything we wanted it to be. It’s a rebirth” stated Weiland.
Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts (Tommy Black bass guitar, Joey Castillo drums, Nick Maybury guitar) are slated to hit the road for an eight week tour this fall in support of the re-release of BLASTER (Softdrive/INgrooves) in App form, developed by Freeform, the US startup launched by former Rhapsody/Google exec Tim Quirk and veteran strategist Bryan Calhoun. This cutting edge delivery platform will feature a previously unreleased track “Back To The City”, which finds Scott & The Wildabouts laying down a dark, thick, hook filled, must listen prime cut.