NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) – Sony/ATV Music Publishing has today (Aug. 15) announced that it has entered a worldwide deal to represent the late Scott Weiland’s song catalog as frontman of Stone Temple Pilots.
Weiland, who passed away in December 2015 of an accidental overdose at the age of 48, co-founded and fronted the ’90s rock band through their first six albums including their RIAA-certified, eight-times platinum 1992 debut Core, and their Billboard-charting No. 1 follow-up, 1994’s Purple. During his tenure with the band, Weiland co-wrote some of their biggest hits including “Plush,” “Sex Type Thing,” “Vasoline,” “Interstate Love Song,” “Trippin’ On A Hole In A Paper Heart” and “Lady Picture Show.”
Commenting on the deal, Sony/ATV chairman and CEO Jon Platt, said: “We are excited to be the home of such a classic and prestigious body of work that we are honored to bring to a wider audience.”
Sony/ATV president and global chief marketing officer Brian Monaco added: “Scott Weiland was one of the most iconic frontmen of his generation and with Stone Temple Pilots created a legacy of timeless songs that Sony/ATV is now privileged to represent. I am thrilled about the licensing opportunities that we can create from this incredible catalog.”
Mary Weiland, ex-wife of Scott Weiland, said: “The Weiland family is thrilled to partner with Sony/ATV. We look forward to opportunities that will introduce the Stone Temple Pilots catalog to a new generation.”
Earlier this month, STP members Robert DeLeo, Dean DeLeo and Eric Kretz signed their own publishing deal with Warner Chappell. Jeff Gutt, who was hired to replace Weiland following the former frontman’s death, signed a worldwide publishing deal with Reservoir in August 2018.