Scott Weiland, the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots
says he's cleaned up and ready to rock. "I feel like a young kid," he said
Monday during a Westwood One interview. "I'm really excited... We did what we
had to do and things are coming around. We have a great opportunity. I'm just
really grateful to go out and play with these guys. I really missed being
around them and playing with them." Weiland, 29, has completed a court-ordered
rehab program at the Impact Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center in Pasadena, and
for the past month has lived at a half-way house. Weiland still has to appear
in court on Oct. 29. It is expected that the judge will give Weiland the go
ahead to tour. Has Weiland really had enough time to get himself together? "How
long is long enough? It's hard to say," the band's manager, Steve Stewart,"
told the L. A. Times. "All I know is, he's been with the program for
[five] months and he's been doing very well. He wants to work, and the other
guys want to work. It's something they want very badly. They're heavily
motivated to go out and play." As reported here yesterday, the Stone Temple
Pilots kick off their tour on Nov. 4 at the Universal Amphitheater in L. A.
They expect to play some 30 cities in the U. S.