Art Of Anarchy/Creed frontman Scott Stapp has clarified his comments that he was visited by the ghost of the late Scott Weiland (ex-Stone Temple Pilots, etc.). Those comments first emerged in a piece on Stapp from GQ. In that piece, Stapp allegedly recalled being in the presence of a spiritual force that he felt to be Weiland while touring on the bus Weiland himself died on. Speaking recently with Alternative Nation, Stapp clarified his initial comments on the matter, stating that the writer of the piece took some liberties with the context:
“Scott Weiland didn’t literally speak to me. What I was referring to there was how being on this tour bus that he died in created an epiphany within me. The way I carried on my life at certain times could have put me in that same position. In no way, shape or form, as you interpreted, did Scott Weiland speak to me. Those were the writer’s words, not mine.
The writer for that article was, in my opinion, way out of line, and wrote an article just to assassinate me personally. He took any window of opportunity to take anything I said out of context.”
Both Stapp and Weiland had their struggles with addiction and mental illness, while Stapp of course now holds the role previously filled by Weiland in Art Of Anarchy.