After Tragedy, Scott Weiland Strips Down STP, Wildabouts Songs

Last February, Stone Temple Pilots officially fired Scott Weiland, but the singer wasn't ready to stop performing the group's songs, so he convened a new group featuring three L.A. musicians – guitarist Jeremy Brown, bassist Tommy Black, drummer Danny Thompson. The name of the group, the Wildabouts came from a line in Donovan's "Mellow Yellow." The band quickly gelled, touring STP songs and beginning work on new material.