Scott Weiland Talks About His Next Chapter With The Wildabouts

(Radio.com) Scott Weiland has the unfortunate task of having to promote a new album while dealing with the loss of his bandmate and close friend, guitarist Jeremy Brown.

Brown died last month, the day before the release of the debut album, Blaster, from Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, which he had a big hand in writing guitar parts for and right before the band set off on their first tour.

'It was a horrible tragedy that we're still dealing with, but after a lot of trial and tribulation auditioning guitar players, right when we were feeling very dour about it we found our guy," Weiland tells Radio.com, echoing a statement he would release days after this interview. 'His name is Nick Mayberry."

While Brown's shoes will be tough to fill, Weiland has high hopes for Mayberry, who has played with everyone from the Madden Brothers to Alice Cooper.

In our interview, Weiland talks about the loss of Brown, his new band, the shortcomings that he's on the road to repairing and where he was when he came up with Stone Temple Pilots' 'Plush," the song that would launch him into rock stardom.

Weiland is upbeat, talkative and more forthcoming than in recent memory. He's clearly exited about this new chapter in his life. Read the full interview here.

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