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.