Scott Weiland: Cleared For Takeoff

Scott Weiland’s memoir excerpt on ‘Core’ and more: Aidin Vaziri | Before his life turned into a blur of drug arrests and band breakups, Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland was playing high school football and dreaming big in Orange County. In his candid autobiography with David Ritz, “Not Dead & Not for Sale: The Earthling Papers” (Scribner; $15), out now in paperback, the 44-year-old rock star, who also fronted Velvet Revolver, goes deep on the reality of being in one of the biggest bands of the 1990s – an experience that led to countless rehab stays, the dissolution of two marriages, and physical and mental scars to last a lifetime. In this exclusive excerpt, Weiland goes back to the start – the moment some 20 years ago that Stone Temple Pilots released its multiplatinum debut, 1992’s “Core,” and gripped the wheel.
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