Suspect208 Kick Out Scott Weiland's Son Noah over Alleged Drug Abuse
"He was heading down a dark path of drug use that got in the way of our friendship as well as the band"
Published Jan 11, 2021Last week, the band formed by the sons of legendary rock icons known as Suspect208 announced their plans to hire a new singer to replace frontman Noah Weiland, the son of the late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, and now we know why.
Formed by Slash's 18-year-old son London Hudson, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo's son Tye Trujillo and guitarist Niko Tsangaris, the band have booted the younger Weiland for his alleged drug abuse issues and for not carrying his weight, according to a new statement from Suspect208.
The band wrote:
As many of you know, we let our singer, Noah, go. We were really close to him and it is the last thing we would've ever wanted to do, but it had to be done for his safety, as well as the longevity of the band. This decision was made by the band because it was the last thing we could do to keep going. Noah was not writing lyrics or lifting his weight in the band for two months before we let him go. He was heading down a dark path of drug use that got in the way of our friendship as well as the band. Lastly, there were many instances of blow-ups over very small issues we'd confront him with. We wish him the best, and we deeply care about him. However, we did as much as we could to help him. Thank you to those who stick with us on this journey, we are very grateful
It's a troubling turn of events, of course, considering the nature of Scott Weiland's passing. The 48-year-old died in 2015 from an accidental overdose.
Suspect208 began their fledgling rock careers just last winter, debuting with their single "Long Awaited." The crew later followed up the track with a very rockin' "All That," which arrived with its own music video. Then, last week, Suspect208 announced that they were hosting auditions for a new singer.
So far, the band have yet to share plans for their debut record.
See their full statement below.