Thursday, February 11, 2016

Stone Temple Pilots: "Scott Weiland's addiction made him run from truth and honesty"


Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo and guitarist Dean DeLeo were recently interviewed by KROQ, you can read some excerpts below.

About Scott Weiland, Dean said: "When somebody keeps going in that direction, and I'm hanging on with hope, and help, and prayer, and doing whatever I can do. I spent over 20 years doing that, and it eventually starts to creep into my own home, my own living room, my own family. It starts to damage me."

Robert added: "I don't know if people really understand addiction, and being around that, and not being an addict, and having to live with that on a personal and a business relationship."

Robert also said that Scott Weiland was unable to deal with the other members of the band being candid with him about his problems, explaining: "I think what we did offer Scott over the course of our career was the truth, and honesty. Someone who is that deep in their addiction runs from that, they run from truth and honesty. That's where he was; we became these guys that he didn't want to be around because we were telling him like it was."