David Bowie attempted to reach out to singer Scott Weiland before his death
David Bowie tried to reach out to Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland before his death.
Weiland was sadly found dead in a tour bus in 2015 after suffering a drug overdose. His death came just a month before Bowie himself passed away.
Matt Pinfield, a former MTV host, has revealed that shortly before Weiland died Bowie had asked him to pass a message on to the singer to tell him to contact him if he need somebody to talk to.
“The last time I saw David, at the end of our conversation he pulled me aside and said, ‘I know you’re friends with Scott Weiland,” Pinfield wrote in his new book. “‘Please let him know that I’m here to talk if he needs someone.’
Pinfield continued: “I think he spotted in Scott a kindred soul. Not only musically – you can hear the Bowie influence so powerfully on STP songs like ‘And So I Know’ on their third album, and ‘Kitchenware & Candybars’ on Purple – but in terms of the demons he was fighting.
“So backstage at one of his solo shows I passed along that offer to Scott, and he said, ‘I’d love to talk to him.’ That was my final encounter with Scott. By the start of 2016, both he and Bowie were gone.”