On Thursday December 3rd, 2015 I lost a friend...a friend I never met. His name was Scott Weiland.
Scott was the lead singer for a band I literally worshipped in the 90's and into the new millennium; Stone Temple Pilots
Their music really defined an era and my life growing up. Growing up in our teenage years we all have something or someone we can turn to when times are tough. In a world this troubled there are things that can make us smile and feel good regardless of whatever troubles we may have. Scott's music was one of those things for me.
I was hit with the news early Thursday morning December 3rd and, like most I assume, was in a state of disbelief. I didn't want to believe it but knowing Scott's troubles with drug addiction over the years you knew that the day would come. I didn't want it to come because that meant that part of me was dying also and losing something that had provided so much joy for over 20 years.
Even though we never met face to face Scott I consider you a friend.
Thank you Scott for being a part of my life and all the happiness you've brought into it.
Even though you're gone your music lives on forever.
RIP my friend.