Art Of Anarchy

Art Of Anarchy’s Scott Stapp Claims To Have Been Visited By Scott Weiland’s Ghost


Creed Singer Scott Stapp recently made an interesting admission during a profile piece with GQ. Stapp, who currently claims over two years of sobriety following a decade or so of public meltdowns that included threats against then U.S. president Barack Obama, a halted suicide attempt and more, is well aware of his tarnished reputation.

Now fronting Art Of Anarchy and aiming to stay on the straight and narrow, he claims to have been visited by the ghost of his predecessor in Art Of Anarchy—the late Scott Weiland. As Stapp tells it, he was out on the road in a rented tour bus which he later found out to be the same bus that Weiland died of a drug overdose in back in 2015. He said of the experience he had in the bus:

“All of a sudden, it was almost like Weiland speaking to me from the grave, man. It was a very weird feeling that I felt. I remember being in the bathroom, looking in the mirror, on the bus, and really feeling like I could hear or feel him saying, ‘Dude, this could have been you. And this could be you if you continue that path. Don’t do what I did. Don’t go down that road.’ And, literally, I’m having this moment.”

When asked if he could see Weiland, he replied:

“No. God rest his soul, and my family has prayed for his family and his children, but really it was a crazy, mystical experience. It was just in my face, man. I had my moment of, like, Dude, he’s speaking to me, man. Almost as if, from my standpoint, in my life and in my recovery, his death was not in vain. Not only could that have been me, that should have been me. It was just one of those weird things that kinda, like, the stars aligned, the universe arranged itself at the right time to further impact me and further solidify my commitment to my recovery. It was definitely one of those God moments. I get goosebumps right now just talking about it. It was a God moment.”

In the years that followed Stapp eventually took over for Weiland in Art Of Anarchy with the outfit having just released their new album, “The Madness“. However, while Weiland appeared on Art Of Anarchy‘s first outing, it wasn’t without controversy as he called the outfit “a scam” among other less than flattering things.

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