Jeremy Brown of Scott Weiland’s Wildabouts Died

Courtesy of Larry Busacca / Getty Images

Courtesy of Larry Busacca / Getty Images

Jeremy Brown, the guitarist in Scott Weiland‘s band the Wildabouts has died. Weiland released a statement on social media in regards to Brown’s unexpected death. “I am in shock right now, everyone that knows him is devastated. It is a terrible loss that goes beyond words,” the rocker stated. Weiland also said that Brown was his best friend, and one of the most gifted guitar players he had ever known. Weiland and Brown met about seven years ago, and they have been working together ever since. The Wildabouts album, Blaster, is scheduled to be released today. The band’s tour is scheduled to launch next month, there is a possibility the upcoming dates will be canceled, due to the death of guitarist Jeremy Brown.

Back in January, Weiland previewed a few songs from the Blaster album. The rocker describes the album as 1960s garage rock music. The songs that have been released from the album include “White Lightning,” “Way She Moves,” and “20th Century Boy.” Some of other songs on the 12-track project include “Modzilla,” “Hotel Rio,” “Youth Quake,” “Parachute,” and “Beach Pop.” 

Scott Weiland is most-known for being the frontman for the Stone Temple Pilots. The band’s history dates back to 1985, and Weiland was a member of the band until his final departure in 2013. Stone Temple Pilots has released seven studio albums including Core, Purple, Tiny Music…Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop, No. 4, Shangri-La Dee Da, Stone Temple Pilots, and High Rise. The band’s debut album Core sold over eight million albums, and it featured the singles “Sex Type Thing,” “Plush,” and “Creep.” In 1994, “Plush” won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. To date, Core is Stone Temple Pilot’s best selling album.

Their sophomore album Purple went to Number 1 on the Billboard 200, and it sold over six million copies. The hit songs from Purple included “Big Empty,” “Vasoline,” and “Interstate Love Song.” During their heyday, the Stone Temple Pilots were amongst the elite top bands in the world. Their influence on rock music was just as important as their contemporaries, such as Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, and Soundgarden. The Stone Temple Pilots’ albums have sold an excess of 40 million copies worldwide.

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