Reaction To Scott Weiland's Death Has Everyone Time-Traveling Back To The 1990s
'90s kids are in mourning. Early Friday morning, it was confirmed that Scott Walker died while at a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota. The rocker was best known for fronting the alternative grunge band Stone Temple Pilots, and already there has been a huge outpour of grief over his death. For many, Stone Temple Pilots represented the angst that personified what it was like to grow up a teenager in the 1990s, and news of Weiland's death has transported many fans, all much older now, back to that formative decade of their youth.
A statement posted to Weiland's various social media accounts said the 48-year-old died in his sleep on his tour bus, but provided no additional details. "At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott's family be respected," the statement read.
Weiland was Stone Temple Pilot's lead singer for nearly three decades, but the height of the band's success happened during the mid-1990s. His deep voice on hits like "Plush" and "Interstate Love Song" easily found their home on radio stations across the country. It's these songs, and so many others over the years, that have resonated with Stone Temple Pilot fans even after so much time has passed. So come on, let's time-travel back together.