Just two days before Scott Weiland’s sudden death before a show in Minnesota, the former Stone Temple Pilots frontman played in Toronto at the Adelaide Hall with his solo band the Wildabouts. Like all of his recent gigs, the setlist was a mixture of songs from his solo catalog along with classics by STP and Velvet Revolver. Here’s a fan-shot video of him playing “Vasoline” at what turned out to be his final concert.
In an interview with Rolling Stone this past April, Weiland explained his thought process about playing tunes by his former bands. “We change them about enough where we’ve made them our own,” he said. “But certain songs we don’t play, like ‘Interstate Love Song’ or ‘Plush.’ Those are sort of holy grail songs for me and I wouldn’t want to bring them over to a Wildabouts because they don’t fit our vibe.”
Relations with his former Stone Temple Pilots bandmates were poor around the time of that interview, but he refused to rule out a future reunion. “I wish them luck,” he said. “I don’t wish them any ill will. The lawsuit is way behind us. I hope they do well. It’s strange [they’re touring without me], but it doesn’t take my mind off what I’m doing right now … I can’t imagine [a reunion] right now, but never say never when it comes to rock and roll.”