STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/ex-VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland discussed his just-released autobiography, "Not Dead & Not For Sale", during an appearance on this morning's (Tuesday, May 17) edition of "The Howard Stern Show".
A short video clip of Weiland discussing the high price of rehab and how he is forced to stay on the road touring to make money can be viewed below.
An excerpt from "Not Dead & Not For Sale" can be found at RollingStone.com.
"Not Dead & Not For Sale" was released on May 17 via the Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner. Weiland, 43, collaborated on the project with David Ritz, the "Sexual Healing" lyricist who has co-written autobiographies for the likes of Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and more recently Don Rickles.
In the early 1990s, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS not U2, not NIRVANA, not PEARL JAM was the hottest band in the world. STP toppled such mega-bands as AEROSMITH and GUNS N' ROSES on MTV and the Billboard charts. Weiland became an iconic frontman in the tradition of Mick Jagger, David Bowie, and Robert Plant.
Then, when STP imploded, it was Weiland who emerged as the emblem of rock star excess, with his well-publicized drug busts and trips to rehab. Weiland has since made a series of stunning comebacks, fronting the supergroup VELVET REVOLVER, releasing solo work, and, most recently, reuniting with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. He still struggles with the bottle but he has prevailed as a loving, dedicated father, as well as a business-savvy artist whose well of creativity is far from empty.
These earthling papers explore Weiland's early years as an altar boy right along with his first experiences with sex and drugs. Weiland discusses his complex relationships with his parents, stepfather, siblings, and the love of his life, Mary Forsberg Weiland. Readers learn the fascinating stories behind his most well-known songs and what it was like to be there at the beginning of the grunge phenomenon, as Rolling Stone proclaimed on its cover "the year punk broke." "Not Dead & Not for Sale" is a hard rock memoir to be reckoned with a passionate, insightful, and at times humorous book that reads with extraordinary narrative force.