Scott Stapp: “Scott Weiland Didn’t Literally Speak to Me”

  • Axl Rosenberg

Last week, we all had a good chuckle when Scott Stapp claimed that Scott Weiland’s ghost had recently reached out to him from the beyond while Stapp was on tour bus on which Weiland died:

“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.”

Now, in a new interview with Alternative Nation, Stapp says that despite having used the word “literally,” he was not being literal:

“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.”

Ah, the old “out of context” chestnut. Again, keep in mind that Stapp used the word “literally” when describing the encounter with Weiland he now asserts he never described. The only way his quote could have been taken out of context would have been if the writer cut out a sentence where Stapp said, “By the way, I’m one of those people who doesn’t know what the word ‘literally’ means.”

But, yeah, no, the writer assassinated Stapp personally, sure. The writer killed him. Literally.

[via The PRP]

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