Scott Weiland performs with his band, "The Wildabouts"

Scott Weiland performs with his band, “The Wildabouts”

A rock star has died days before he was to make a stop in Wisconsin.

Scott Weiland — former lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots — was found dead on his tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota Thursday night. He was 48.

Weiland had problems with substance abuse throughout his career. His official cause of death has not been reported.

The musician’s latest band, The Wildabouts, were scheduled to play at Turner Hall in Milwaukee on Sunday. He also fronted one of the more successful rock acts in the 1990s in Stone Temple Pilots. The band sold 13 million albums in the U.S. He also spent many years as lead singer for Velvet Revolver, which also featured three members of Guns-n-Roses.

Contributed by Pat Curtis

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