Scott Weiland Dead at 48: Remember These Top 5 Classics?

Scott Weiland
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Scott Weiland, who passed away at age 48 on Thursday, Dec. 3, leaves behind 20-plus years of music. The beloved rocker ascended to fame as a member of the Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, and later, with his solo career. He was found dead yesterday in Bloomington, Minn., after dying in his sleep while on tour with his latest band The Wildabouts.

Here, Us Weekly pays tribute and looks back at five of his most memorable songs.

"Plush," 1992
Stone Temple Pilots

The band produced its first album, Core, in 1992, and its first real hit was "Plush."

"Big Empty," 1994

Stone Temple Pilots

Two years after their big debut, the rockers released "Big Empty" from its second album, Purple. The song became a huge hit, and the album sold more than 6 million records.

"Interstate Love Song," 1994

Stone Temple Pilots

This anthem was another big hit released from Purple by STP and Weiland. The song reached the top spot in September 1994 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, where it held its position for 15 whopping weeks.

"Slither," 2004

Velvet Revolver

A decade after Stone Temple Pilots debuted, Weiland and several former members of Guns N' Roses, along with Dave Kushner, formed a new band called Velvet Revolver. The group made its mark in June 2004 with its debut album, Contraband, which produced a mega single, "Slither." The single won the Grammy in 2005 for Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal.

"Fall to Pieces," 2004

Velvet Revolver

The second big single from Contraband was "Fall to Pieces," which was released in September 2004. The song itself became the band's biggest hit of all, especially with lyrics inspired by Weiland's real life issues. At the time, his addiction to heroin caused his split from his wife, Mary Forsberg.

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