During the holiday season, SonicNet Music News is featuring a "Best of '99" series. We are using the occasion to look back at some of the year's best stories, as chosen by our writers and editors. The "Best of '99" series features one of 16 categories each day, through Jan. 2.
In this installment, we remember the hard times for Scott Weiland.
This year did not get off to a good start for Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, who by January was already in court on a probation violation and later was arrested (again) for heroin possession and further probation violations. As 1999 draws to an end, Weiland is in his fourth month of a one-year jail sentence. But the STP singer did perform live in March with the group for the first time in more than two years, and they released their fourth album, No. 4, in October.
Click on the stories below to read about Scott Weiland's year of struggles and his reactions to it all, or read the stories directly from the front page of SonicNet Music News.
Judge Sentences Scott Weiland To A Year In Jail
STP's Weiland Forced To Adapt To Rigors Of Jail Life
'I'm Alive,' Scott Weiland Says From Jail
STP Bandmates 'Stand Strong' With Weiland As Singer Awaits Sentencing
Jail May Be Scott Weiland's Last Chance To Beat Addiction, Experts Say
STP Singer Scott Weiland Scolded For Violating Probation
Scott Weiland Attorney 'Hopeful' About End To Heroin Case
Weiland Pleads Guilty To Heroin Possession
STP Perform For First Time In Two Years
Stone Temple Pilots Singer Jailed On Probation Violation
STP's Scott Weiland Admits To Violating Probation On Drug Charge
STP's Scott Weiland Back In Jail For Heroin Use
STP's Weiland Headed For Early Release From Jail
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Previously in the "Best of '99" series:
Best of '99: Music That Rocked The World
Best of '99: Albums That Got Away
Best of '99: Breakin' The News
Best of '99: The Digital Music Revolution
Best of '99: The Trials Of ODB
Best of '99: The Trends They Are A-Changin'
Best of '99: The '80s Invasion
Best of '99: Love Ya Live
Best of '99: In My Opinion ...
Best of '99: Woodstock The Good, The Bad, The Ugly