Stone Temple Pilot Arrested
Scott Weiland, vocalist for the Stone Temple Pilots and a gossip column regular for his drug and legal problems, was arrested at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas early Tuesday morning. "We responded to a call of domestic violence," Las Vegas Police Lt. Vincent Cannito told the Associated Press. "We found out that he abused his wife and he was arrested for domestic violence accordingly." Nevada law requires that people arrested in such cases be held in custody for 12 hours. Weiland, 34, apparently tried to leave his hotel room, and his wife Marry tried to stop him. Weiland was released from jail in time for his gig that night, and took the stage in priest's garb and a cowboy hat. When he took off the hat, revealing a Mohawk hairdo, there appeared to be bruises and cuts from a recent scuffle. "I might be a failure at love," he told the crowd between songs. "But I've written a few good songs in my time." Weiland, a recovering heroin addict, has been arrested at the Hard Rock before. A few years ago, he was taken into custody for violating his probation by flying to Vegas for a gig there. Police did not indicate that drug charges were connected to his latest arrest. The former grunge-era idol will be taking a break from the Pilots' current tour soon to have knee surgery, and then will play New Year's Eve at Disney World.
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