Sunday, March 13, 2005


Bad news for the Afghan economy: Scott Weiland says he's given up drucks for good:

"The prospect of losing my wife and my children changed everything," he said. "I don't think anymore about getting high."

Weiland, 37, said his "preoccupation with catching a buzz" began in his early teens, when he began drinking liquor.

He tried cocaine in high school and had moved on to heroin by the time he was 24 and touring with his previous group, Stone Temple Pilots, saying it made him feel safe and more confident about his music.

Now, we spent much of the past decade suggesting you'd have to be off your cake on drugs to actually think that Stone Temple Pilots music was anything even approaching listenable. It's lovely to have a sense of vindication.