Rocker Scott Weiland’s death on Thursday sent shockwaves through the music community, and the effects were even felt in Music City.
Gloriana’s Mike Gossin tweeted that he’d hung out with Weiland just two weeks ago in Nashville. The two artists apparently spent time together on Weiland’s bus, and Gossin calls the news of his passing “heartbreaking.”
Gossin adds, “Prayers for his family.”
News of Weiland’s death has been confirmed on his Instagram account. The post reads, “Scott Weiland, best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band The Wildabouts. At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott’s family be respected.”
Weiland was 48 years old and had battled substance abuse problems in the past.