Scott Weiland: The Saddest Interview of My Life

He said he’d vanquished his demons … but they’d rise again.

Scott Weiland in Stone Temple Pilots’s “Sour Girl” video (Atlantic Records)

In my many years as a journalist specializing in music, I’ve interviewed a number of performers who, sadly, are no longer with us: Barry White, George Jones, Robert Palmer, Tammy Wynette, and David Bowie.