[pullquote quote=”I was the All-American Ohio boy with a far-off dream of playing for Notre Dame. ” credit=”Scott Weiland”]
Anyone paying attention to rock music in the 1990s knows that, at the time, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Stone Temple Pilots[/lastfm] were one of the hottest bands in the world. And a good deal of the mainstream success came thanks to the band’s captivating frontman, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Scott Weiland[/lastfm].
When STP imploded, Weiland’s rock star excess bubbled to the surface, thanks to well-publicized drug busts and trips to rehab. But the guy is also a stone-cold survivor–and a dedicated musician. He formed [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Velvet Revolver[/lastfm], released solo work, and has, most recently, reunited with Stone Temple Pilots.
This week he’s also releasing a new autobiography, Not Dead & Not for Sale. Below we have a gallery of images from the book, showing Weiland from child to rock star to budding family man.
In Not Dead & Not for Sale, Weiland explores his early years as an altar boy right along with his first experiences with sex and drugs. Weiland discusses his complex relationships with his parents, stepfather, siblings, and the love of his life, Mary Forsberg Weiland. We hear stories behind his most well-known songs, and what it was like to be there at the beginning of the grunge phenomenon.
Check out the photos from the book, including Weiland as football star, on stage with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Aerosmith[/lastfm] at Madison Square Garden, and dancing to an [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Etta James[/lastfm] song at his wedding.