News Segment


July 3, 2004

LOS ANGELES – Velvet Revolver lead singer Scott Weiland pleaded no contest Friday to a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence.

His sentencing was set for July 8.

The 36-year-old singer was ordered in January to return to a live-in drug detoxification center after he left earlier than he was authorized to.

Weiland has had several drug-related arrests, and was jailed in 1999 for violating probation on a previous drug arrest and failing to complete a rehabilitation program.

Weiland was formerly the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots, a Grammy-winning band that had five Billboard Top 10 albums from 1992 to 2001. He now fronts Velvet Revolver, with members of the heavy metal supergroup Guns N’ Roses.

Velvet Revolver’s first album debuted at No. 1 last month on the Billboard sales charts.

Courtesy of Associated Press