STP Frontman Scott Weiland, Book Signing “Not Dead & Not For Sale”

Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland will be signing copies of his memoir “Not Dead & Not For Sale.”

A musician, lyricist, and vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning rock band Stone Temple Pilots, Weiland is also known for his five years with the supergroup Velvet Revolver. Like many rock stars, his career has been checkered with drug addiction and arrests.

Weiland performed in his first bands as a teenager in Huntington Beach, CA. He cites this time as his first encounters with cocaine. He met bassist Robert DeLeo in 1986 at a Black Flag concert and soon after formed the band Mighty Joe Young with Dean DeLeo and Eric Kretz. After discovering that name was already taken by a blues singer, the band changed their name to Shirley Temple’s Pussy, and soon after to Stone Temple Pilots due to pressure form their label. Hence they did keep the initials – STP.

Stone Temple Pilots is one of the bands instrumental in the Seattle sound/ grunge rock movement, along with Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam and the band that started it all – Nirvana. Scott Weiland has won two Grammys and has been nominated six times, along with winning numerous MTV, Billboard, and American Music awards.

“Not Dead & Not For Sale” hits bookstores May 17, 2011.

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May 17, 2011
7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
Union Square
New York, NY.

May 18, 2011
7:00 PM
East Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ.

From the Publisher
In the early 1990s, Stone Temple Pilots—not U2, not Nirvana, not Pearl Jam— was the hottest band in the world. STP toppled such mega-bands as Aerosmith and Guns N’ Roses on MTV and the Billboard charts. Lead singer Scott Weiland became an iconic front man in the tradition of Mick Jagger, David Bowie, and Robert Plant.

Then, when STP imploded, it was Weiland who emerged as the emblem of rock star excess, with his well-publicized drug busts and trips to rehab. Weiland has since made a series of stunning comebacks, fronting the supergroup Velvet Revolver, releasing solo work, and, most recently, reuniting with Stone Temple Pilots. He still struggles with the bottle, but he has prevailed as a loving, dedicated father, as well as a business-savvy artist whose well of creativity is far from empty.

These earthling papers explore Weiland’s early years as an altar boy right along with his first experiences with sex and drugs. Weiland discusses his complex relationships with his parents, stepfather, siblings, and the love of his life, Mary Forsberg Weiland. Readers learn the fascinating stories behind his most well-known songs and what it was like to be there at the beginning of the grunge phenomenon, as Rolling Stone proclaimed on its cover: “the year punk broke.” Not Dead & Not for Sale is a hard rock memoir to be reckoned with—a passionate, insightful, and at times humorous book that reads with extraordinary narrative force.


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4 Comments on STP Frontman Scott Weiland, Book Signing “Not Dead & Not For Sale”

  1. Scott was do to show up at 7 pm got there at 4:30 bought the book ahead of time and waited…at 7 scott, they said he will be 45 minutes late…at 7:45 they said a few more minutes…he did not show up until 9:30 and at that time he said that he will not personalize only sign his name…
    are you f–in kidding me, waited for over 5 hours and all I got was his signature..not nice…not nice at all……

    not sure i even want to read his book after that or see him in concert
    very bad man …bad man

    • @ Carol:

      Unfortunately, these (book signing) events are managed tightly by the publisher and management. It is not up to the writer usually whether or not to allow personal inscriptions for their fans. If it were up to the writer, most would be very happy to personalize their books for us. But they are bound to follow what they are instructed by management – so, if management says “no personalizations”, the writer/artist must comply. 🙁
      Please understand.
      And I am certain he was very sorry to keep his fans waiting so long! Sometimes things happen which are beyond our control.

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