Scott Weiland Was Raped At 12

In a new book of memoirs, the former Velvet Revolver and Stone Temple Pilots singer has revealed for the first time the day he was raped by a classmate.

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Former Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland has revealed a dark chapter from his past in his book of memoirs "Not Dead & Not For Sale."

In his book the singer details a tragic event when, as a 12-year-old, he was raped by a "big muscular guy, a high school senior... [who] rode the bus with me every day to school."

Scott continues, "[He] invited me to his house. The dude raped me. It was quick, not pleasant. I was too scared to tell anyone. 'Tell anyone,' he warned, 'and you'll never have another friend in this school. I'll ruin your f---in' reputation.'"

The sinister episode was so tough that the singer admitted he couldn't confront it until recently.

"This is a memory I suppressed until only a few years ago when, in rehab, it came flooding back," he writes. "Therapy will do that to you."

He goes on to write about his "close" relationship with Courtney Love, the first time he did heroin ("The opiate took me to where I'd always dreamed of going I was undisturbed and unafraid, a free-floating man in a space without demons and doubts") and the relationship with his bandmates in Stone Temple Pilots.

With the book released last week, Weiland will now concentrate on a new solo album and Stone Temple Pilots record.

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    babinator99
    It was quick, not pleasant.
    Insightful, Scott. I like the guy, but seriously, THAT'S how you describe it?.....
    macmancometh
    That's horrible. It takes some balls to come out with this story. Good luck to him and any other rape victims.
    f1sk
    sakura'sdarkest wrote: You obviously still visit 'this joke of a site' if your posting comments like that.
    Detective on scene, step back lets give him some room....
    Lemoninfluence wrote: It makes sense to include general music topics as well as purely guitar related content.
    I don't think the issue is that Scott Weiland has a news article on UG. It's the choice of "news" given, and how it's given. There is a difference between broadcasting garbage and hiding news. No one is asking UG to hide things, just be practical about what and how you post. Censorship and polishing your material are not the same. Surely if you want more visitors, more support from advertising groups, and support for sound check and subscription services, then you want to run things somewhat professional.
    Bezza27
    Ultimate guitar. Not ultimate frontman. Less Steven Tyler and Scott weiland and axl rose. More slash. Joe perry and jimmy Paige.
    Lemoninfluence
    mindabyss wrote: This is relevant to guitar how? Ultimate Guitar is turning into absolute shit. Time to find a new guitar website if these guys don't pull their heads out of their asses.
    It's in the general music news category. I don't think anyone's claiming it's relevant to guitar. He's a prominent figure in rock music of which a lot of users are fans of and a genre which features guitars as a primary instrument. It makes sense to include general music topics as well as purely guitar related content.
    Lapidus
    The critics from Amazon aren't excstatic, nothing new in this book apparently
    mindabyss
    This is relevant to guitar how? Ultimate Guitar is turning into absolute shit. Time to find a new guitar website if these guys don't pull their heads out of their asses.
    salrap10
    BigSpence wrote: I'm sick of these sex-related article, first Steven Tyler's junk, then his gay experience, now this. This is a guitar website. This has nothing to do with music. That last bit made me laugh.
    Don't forget Dave Grohl's sex tape fetish
    Gibson_SG_uzr55
    I don't like Scott Weiland much as a vocalist or a person, but I really feel bad for him. He has so many demons.
    EddieRowan
    Cannibal Koala wrote: What's with the celebrities and butt sex experiences? Like seriously, Tomorrows headline article is going to be " Axl Rose "Occasionally" Enjoys Butt-Sex "
    Occasionally?
    Human371
    ProgJazzMath wrote: I hate to be that guy, but UG... can you please not do the rollover ads anymore? That one on the right of this page seriously just filled up a good 3/4 of this page... it's getting a little ridiculous. Terrible story by the way. that sucks.
    Agreed man. WTF. I understand the ads but these ads actually hinder your use of the site, which in turn makes you less likely to go there, and view the ads, validating their existence in the first place. Also, that sucks for Weiland but i think the guy has enough money that he can still be happy. Millions more people get raped and don't become millionaires. I had to laugh at "meat plow", also. though I felt bad.
    livinoffaprayer
    f1sk wrote: What a horrible story. I'm really sorry to hear this news. I wish Scott continued luck with staying clean and seeking help. Whether he released it in his book or not, this post makes it even more obvious that UG has really gone down hill. Not that things haven't been headed towards the corporate crapper in the last couple of years anyway. What is the goal of this site now? Is it to keep users coming back with "guitar news" and gossip, while trying to squeeze out a dollar? Because I'm pretty sure it was built for tabs and forums. This site has no filter for crap other than your admins who probably spend more time purging comments that don't fit the UG agenda than they do playing guitar. This is not journalism. Journalism would have been "Scott Weiland details dark past in new book" with a story talking about a book release, what he's doing since he left VR, and what the band is doing... Thanks for reminding me why I no longer visit this joke of a site. Maybe you can get Access Hollywood to sponsor some UG ads....
    tl;dr
    HoverFan#1
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: I guess we know where the song Vaseline came from now.
    hahahahahahahahahahahaha
    neversleeps84
    jannick wrote: next weeks news: gene simmons admits to having occational sex with sheep.
    Funny, but not likely. It's probably not kosher . . . or profitable.
    EpiExplorer
    Henkdemachtige wrote: EpiExplorer wrote: I feel like Kyle in South Park when Cartman gets aids. I'm ashamed of myself, but seriously! So you mean you laugh constantly at Scott because he got raped while he always talks about raping or curse with it or something? Because Kyle laughed about it because it was ironic. You are such a nice guy.
    I am, we should have dinner.
    bmarlatt1685
    one-dead-cop wrote: anyone laughing at that stupid 'vaseline' and rape joke obviously have no idea what the **** they're laughing at. i should've known that this news would be a magnet for immature dickheads.
    Come on now. It's just a joke. It's not like they're condoning rape and I got a good laugh out of both the vaseline and meat plow joke. And coming from someone who was molested by some ***** older kid at the age of 6 I think I would know exactly what I'm laughing at. You can't dwell on the shitty parts of your life forever.
    Rocketx1771
    SmileOfHavok wrote: Pagan_Poetry wrote: I guess we know where the song Vaseline came from now. hahahahahaha, i feel terrible for laughing at that comment!
    sadly enough, i did too. hahahahahaha.
    [x]Huffy[x]
    one-dead-cop wrote: anyone laughing at that stupid 'vaseline' and rape joke obviously have no idea what the **** they're laughing at. i should've known that this news would be a magnet for immature dickheads.
    A close friend of mine was raped and molested for over a decade. I know that person would laugh their ass off at this joke. Shut up.
    nailsarecruel
    He's got to be a bigger man than me because if I had Weiland's money, this rape thing would have remained a secret and that high school gay rapist guy would have been a successful contract killing a long time ago.
    EpiExplorer
    gapazian wrote: This article is something I would have expected to read in The Sun. If anything, UG should have made an article about the book and perhaps touch on this subject with a sentence or two. To me this looks like an attempt to gain attention with sensationalism, something tabloids like to do. It appears as if UG is slowly but steadly turning into this direction as well.
    This is the phenomenon known only as the News. Doesn't matter where you look for it, there's always going to be the hook before the rest of the material (like most of todays pop music, funnily enough).
    shwilly
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: I guess we know where the song Vaseline came from now.
    I swear I have NEVER laughed this hard over a comment on this website outside the Pit... No matter how funny, the predictability behind all the Axl's a douche , Kirk overuses his crybaby or Lars is a greedy dwarf -based jokes kinda spoils the fun. I never saw this one coming tho -> well done
    LightxGrenade
    silent caution wrote: wow, terrible....(when i read the title i thought it meant 12 oclock)
    lmfao Scott Weiland was raped at 12, had a sandwich at 12:30...
    Ibeanez
    Shun1010 wrote: if someone ever raped me, you can bet your ass they'd be dead before the day was over. or at least after my anus stoped bleeding.
    This, thank you. Not sure if I could have gotten the job done at 12 years old, but you can bet that when I was old enough to fire a weapon proficiently it would have been a done deal.
    gapazian
    This article is something I would have expected to read in The Sun. If anything, UG should have made an article about the book and perhaps touch on this subject with a sentence or two. To me this looks like an attempt to gain attention with sensationalism, something tabloids like to do. It appears as if UG is slowly but steadly turning into this direction as well.
    rockahollic1
    jannick wrote: next weeks news: gene simmons admits to having occational sex with sheep.
    Occasional sex with sheep? Simmons always seemed like he had potential to be "that guy"...
    Lemoninfluence
    f1sk wrote: Lemoninfluence wrote: It makes sense to include general music topics as well as purely guitar related content. I don't think the issue is that Scott Weiland has a news article on UG. It's the choice of "news" given, and how it's given. There is a difference between broadcasting garbage and hiding news. No one is asking UG to hide things, just be practical about what and how you post. Censorship and polishing your material are not the same. Surely if you want more visitors, more support from advertising groups, and support for sound check and subscription services, then you want to run things somewhat professional.
    A prominent rock musician released a book and there's at least one surprising revelation in it. It gives a sample of the book and illustrates the depth he goes into, instead of it just being a book about his experience with label execs and producers etc. While I can see how some people might feel that a rape revelation is inappropriate, I don't see that this is unprofessional in the sense that it's not speculation, it's not invasive, it's not taken out of context, it's quotation from a book he's released. Chances are it's been submitted to promote both the book and work on the album. Having the article say 'Scott Weiland released a book last week and now he's going to work on Stone Temple Pilots stuff' would be even worse. I should point out that the comment I responded to specifically complained about this not being related to guitar. Also, I wouldn't complain to me, I don't do anything other than check the comments for spam, flaming and ad bots etc. If you think something needs changing go to the site feedback forum.
    AsOneIStand
    It was quick, not pleasant.
    So what does that say about the rapists premature ejaculation issues?
    XtheAxeman
    Wow...I really like this guy and I'm sorry to hear about this, but you vile posters really made me laugh
    rafey
    biff022 wrote: f1sk wrote: What a horrible story. I'm really sorry to hear this news. I wish Scott continued luck with staying clean and seeking help. Whether he released it in his book or not, this post makes it even more obvious that UG has really gone down hill. Not that things haven't been headed towards the corporate crapper in the last couple of years anyway. What is the goal of this site now? Is it to keep users coming back with "guitar news" and gossip, while trying to squeeze out a dollar? Because I'm pretty sure it was built for tabs and forums. This site has no filter for crap other than your admins who probably spend more time purging comments that don't fit the UG agenda than they do playing guitar. This is not journalism. Journalism would have been "Scott Weiland details dark past in new book" with a story talking about a book release, what he's doing since he left VR, and what the band is doing... Thanks for reminding me why I no longer visit this joke of a site. Maybe you can get Access Hollywood to sponsor some UG ads.... Yea... I'll still visit the site... but this IS pushing it to tabloid levels. Good point. Clean it up UG!
    i have to admit i laughed at first, and then i read this comment and realized they're right. this isn't one of those things that we should 'lighten up' about. he was 12, for gods sake. lines should be drawn, and making light of an actual child rape that happened seems to be one of those things beyond that line.
    Metalingus96
    killyerscene wrote: As George Carlin so eloquently put it: "Say you can't joke about something because it's not funny. Comedians run into that shit all the time. Like rape. They'll say, "you can't joke about rape. Rape's not funny." I say, "**** you, I think it's hilarious. How do you like that?" I can prove to you that rape is funny. Picture Porky Pig raping Elmer Fudd. See, hey why do you think they call him "Porky," eh?"
    tomc2
    Well this explains why he was (and is) so ****ed up. I used to think he was just a dude who did heroin because he was abusing his fame and money, but if this happened to me i'd probably do heroin to...
    i_eat_souls
    Who the hell writes these articles? I mean, i could see if it was like an interview or something, but the link says "Scott Weiland Raped at 12" and I'm like wtf? gonna read that shit and it turns out to a few one sentence paragraphs, most of which is quoted from his friggin autobiography and half of which doesn't have shit to do with him getting raped. Total BS. The most informative thing I got was from reading the comments...the vaseline thing was funny but I have never read anything funny enough on the internet to actually lol or lmfao, but that guy that pointed out the exponential growth of annoying adverts...seriously I hate those. Especially when you're doing something and then sound comes outta nowhere and you got your speakers at max volume and somebody starts screaming about cleaning products or mucinex and you end up spilling boiling hot coffee on your crotch while trying to get some chili peppers tabs.
    Shun1010
    if someone ever raped me, you can bet your ass they'd be dead before the day was over. or at least after my anus stoped bleeding.
    KGB117
    if scott weland got raped n axl got raped... theni got raped too... i betcha slash rapes all his singers too lol
    jannick
    next weeks news: gene simmons admits to having occational sex with sheep.
    BigSpence
    I'm sick of these sex-related article, first Steven Tyler's junk, then his gay experience, now this. This is a guitar website. This has nothing to do with music. That last bit made me laugh.