Posted in music on August 22, 2014

Scott Weiland

The above screenshot comes from Scott Weiland's Facebook page where he posted a video saying he is not in jail for meth, but actually in an LA studio recording with his bandmates. This was in reaction to TMZ who still insists that Scott is in fact in jail. TMZ says:

Weiland just posted a video to Facebook saying he's NOT in jail. He appears to be in an L.A. recording studio. But there's a bit of a twist ...

We just spoke to a rep for the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. who tells us, "He is definitely in custody. We did a physical check on that inmate and he is currently in custody."

And ... the Beverly Hills Police Dept. gave us a written statement titled, "Celebrity Arrest," and in the statement it says, "The suspect, former Stone Temple Pilots band member Scott Weiland (46 years of age), was taken into custody for burglary and possession of a controlled substance."

Stay tuned ...

TMZ's initial claim is that Scott has been in jail for four weeks for stealing razors and meth possession... The PiLOT thickens.

UPDATE: TMZ admits their mistake with this update:

L.A. County Sheriffs are now confirming the famous Scott Weiland is NOT in custody ... and have launched an investigation to find out who exactly they have locked up.

This story is unbelievable -- Sheriffs tell us they believe a Scott Weiland impersonator is currently behind bars ... and claim he looks identical to the singer ... including his trademark red hair.

We're told once TMZ called cops after the real Scott posted online video calling BS on his arrest -- they went and confronted the unknown man and established he was a knockoff.

The sheriffs -- who are in charge of the jail -- claim the Beverly Hills PD made the arrest and ID'd the guy as the former Stone Temple Pilot Scott Weiland. Pseudo Scott was processed and has been in jail since July 26th.

The guy in jail allegedly stole the razors and had meth ... but he ain't famous.

Now he is?

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TMZ has updated their story:

"L.A. County Sheriffs are now confirming the famous Scott Weiland is NOT in custody ... and have launched an investigation to find out who exactly they have locked up.

This story is unbelievable -- Sheriffs tell us they believe a Scott Weiland impersonator is currently behind bars ... and claim he looks identical to the singer ... including his trademark red hair.

We're told once TMZ called cops after the real Scott posted online video calling BS on his arrest -- they went and confronted the unknown man and established he was a knockoff.

The sheriffs -- who are in charge of the jail -- claim the Beverly Hills PD made the arrest and ID'd the guy as the former Stone Temple Pilot Scott Weiland. Pseudo Scott was processed and has been in jail since July 26th.

The guy in jail allegedly stole the razors and had meth ... but he ain't famous."

Posted by Mike L | August 22, 2014 12:43 AM

Well I hope they lock up the real Scott Weiland so he doesn't make more shitty music. Hey-o!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 12:50 AM

Stone Pimple Toilets

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 1:09 AM

That's some crack policing and journalism, right there.

Posted by Jennifer | August 22, 2014 3:47 AM

Sue for libel?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 6:40 AM

I was hoping it wasnt Scott for his kids sake.

Posted by BILL | August 22, 2014 7:36 AM

Lies in the Vaseline

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 8:06 AM

Tiny Music is a surprisingly good LP.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 8:17 AM

the 2nd and 3rd albums are actually really good. they got lumped in with the grunge bands, but those albums are really Beatles-esque and awesome. they totally fell off after that though.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 8:35 AM

Wow the impersonator is taking the impersonation a little too far with the drugs and arrest

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 8:45 AM

6:40 - Yeah...I think Scott has a decent case but he would need to prove that his reputation has somehow been damaged, which is pretty tough to do for a rock musician with widely known drug problems.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 8:49 AM

There's some great tracks (cough) on every STP album. "Maver" off the last one is lovely.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 9:27 AM

This is the worst thread in BV history, simply because people are defending STP. Stop it, nerds. They were bad.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 9:36 AM

I love STP.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 9:38 AM

STP should get the impersonator to replace Chester Bennington.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 9:39 AM

What a shitty ass apology.....

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 9:42 AM

Scott Weiland is not in STP anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 9:48 AM

STP > Muse

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 9:52 AM

9:39 that's funny!
9:36 was born after 1990

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 9:53 AM

Everyone else > people born after 1990

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 9:55 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 10:02 AM

I was born earlier than 1990, which is why I know STP were always godawful. Total hangers-on who tried to fit every musical trend. Fucking miserable, state fair-level band.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 10:09 AM

Come in my cave and arrest me for my mistakes

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 10:11 AM

stone temple pilots are kewl

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 10:12 AM

Bring corruption to all that you touch

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 10:15 AM

"Tiny Music" > Every album on the "Best of the Decade (So Far)" list

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 10:16 AM

archetypal buttrock

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 10:17 AM

sorry 10:09 you were born in 1989 ;)

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 10:30 AM

No, 10:30, I'm sorry you think Stone Temple Pilots are a good band. See you at the next Collective Soul show, brah!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 10:36 AM

::rips off Scott Weiland mask::

It's me...SACHER!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 10:38 AM

Just want to add to the STP love. The Deleo brothers are super talented, but they NEED a sober Weiland in order to be great. (Look at all the brothers' failed attempts at carrying on without Scott.) When Weiland was sober and on point, STP were capable of greatness.

Posted by Rasmussen | August 22, 2014 10:53 AM

10:36 funny funny lumping collective soul in with STP proves you don't know what you are talking about brah

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 10:55 AM

I saw Scott Weiland at Whole Foods stealing hummus last Tuesday

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 11:11 AM

kill them both just to be sure?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 11:34 AM

STP love = trolling

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 11:36 AM

I CAN'T WAIT FOR THAT HAIM COLLABO, YO!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 11:50 AM

Stp made some good music

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 12:44 PM

I love Purple.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 12:51 PM

libel suit against who? TMZ reported what the police told them, the police fucked up, but if for whatever reason police just took this guy's word that he was scott weiland (did the guy even lie to them about it?) then it is ultimately the guy's fault, wtf he gonna recover from the guy?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 1:18 PM

10:09 just described Kanye West.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 1:36 PM

This is the kind of story one reads Brooklyn Vegan for...

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 5:02 PM

Collective Soul rule actually

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2014 5:11 PM

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