CANDLEBOX paid tribute to late STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland by performing a cover version of the STP classic "Creep" during CANDLEBOX's December 4 concert in Santiago, Chile. Video footage of their rendition can be seen below.
CANDLEBOX rontman Kevin Martin told the audience before the performance: "I first met Scott in 1993. We became fast friends. He was an incredibly talented human being. Scott fought with his demons for a long, long fucking time. And when I woke up this morning, [I had gotten] e-mails and texts and all sorts of shit… It broke my heart. So this one's for Scott."
Weiland was found dead on his tour bus on December 3 at the age of 48. The suspected cause of death is cardiac arrest, although an official report has yet to be released.
A small amount of cocaine was found on the bus and Tommy Black, bassist for Scott's band THE WILDABOUTS, was arrested for possession.
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Both of Scott's former bands, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and VELVET REVOLVER, issued statements on his passing, while musicians and fans around the world have also posted tributes.
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