The night after Scott Weiland’s passing, Chris Cornell was in Melbourne for a show. He sent out the song “Say Hello 2 Heaven” to Weiland.
Cornell originally wrote the song 25 years earlier with Temple of The Dog in tribute to Mother Love Bone’s Andrew Wood.
And if you haven’t yet, Scott’s ex-wife and mother to his children Mary Forsberg Weiland, wrote a touching and heartbreaking letter about life with someone battling addiction. It is worth your time to read and take take to heart.
“Noah and Lucy never sought perfection from their dad. They just kept hoping for a little effort. If you’re a parent not giving your best effort, all anyone asks is that you try just a little harder and don’t give up. Progress, not perfection, is what your children are praying for. Our hope for Scott has died, but there is still hope for others. Let’s choose to make this the first time we don’t glorify this tragedy with talk of rock and roll and the demons that, by the way, don’t have to come with it. Skip the depressing T-shirt with 1967-2015 on it – use the money to take a kid to a ballgame or out for ice cream.”