(Rock News Desk) Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland vows he'll fight off alcohol the way he fought off addiction to harder drugs.
He says he was completely clean for four years until a nightmare year saw him seeking refuge in the bottle – but he's convinced he can defeat the demon drink. "I've been clean for nine years. There are some people who can go back to drinking, very few, and some people who can't. It doesn't mean my relationship with it is a healthy one. It's an extra obstacle I plan to get rid of," Weiland tells KROQ. "When I joined Velvet Revolver I'd been completely sober all the way, drugs and alcohol, for four years. Then I had marriage problems. My brother died. My mum almost died of cancer.
"It was too much – I tried to put band-aids wherever the pain was leaking from. Booze is everywhere. I'm a sports fan and all the ads are either car commercials or beer commercials. And it worked originally, but it doesn't really work." more on this story