Veteran rock journalist Greg Prato has penned a new volume about the life of the late Scott Weiland, titled Scott Weiland: Memories of a Rock Star. The book features 30 interviews exclusively for the book with members of bands that toured with Weiland, including Megadeth, Blind Melon and Meat Puppets, as well as with admirers of the man and his music, such as Matt Pinfield, Eddie Trunk and Richard Patrick.
Weiland was one of the premiere front-men in hard rock from his debut with Stone Temple Pilots in 1992 until his death at the age of 48 this past December. Weiland commanded the stage. Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan told Rolling Stone of Weiland:
If you asked me who I truly believed were the great voices of our generation, I’d say it were he, Layne [Staley], and Kurt [Cobain]
Prato has written for Rolling Stone and has authored such books as A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon, Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, Too High to Die: Meet the Meat Puppets, and Survival of the Fittest: Heavy Metal in the 1990’s.
The book is available in paperback for $19.99 through usual outlets or as an e-book through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iTunes for $9.99.