December 16, 2015


Scott Weiland's Death Spurs Stone Temple Pilots Sales Spike

Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images
Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images

The untimely death of Scott Weiland on Dec. 3 has caused sales of his best-known musical acts, Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, to skyrocket, as Weiland's voice can be heard on eight songs in the Top 10 of Billboard's hard rock digital songs chart.

According to Billboard, STP's "Plush" re-enters the chart at No. 1 with 18,000 downloads sold--a 1400 percent jump, according to Nielsen Music. Other songs that returned to the Top 10 include Stone Temple Pilots' "Interstate Love Song," "Vasoline" and "Sex Type Thing," while Velvet Revolver's "Fall To Pieces" and "Slither" also make appearances.

Meanwhile, STP's 2003 best-of compilation Thank You is the top-selling Weiland album this week, re-entering the Billboard 200 albums chart at No. 47 and moving 17,000 equivalent album units--up nearly 1800 percent from the previous week. The band's debut album, Core, also appears at No. 145 on the new chart.

"white substance" and pills were found on Weiland's tour bus after he was found dead in his bus' bedroom prior to a scheduled show. The 48-year-old's ex-wife wrote a powerful open letter about his death last week; click here to read.