Scott Weiland, 47, is a singer/songwriter with the massively popular rock bands Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver. Weiland is now focusing on his family and solo career, and has written an autobiography, Not Dead & Not For Sale. The “Not Dead” part refers to his past troubles with addiction and the “Not For Sale” draws on his ongoing fortitude in life and love. This book misses detailing his afflictions and has only a few road stories, instead focusing on his love life in a kind of scrapbook art format. Weiland has said “Family, Music, Art, that’s everything. That’s the essence of life” and in his art, we can feel it.
Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts will be playing at Crocks on July 12.[rating:4] – Stephen Hurrell