Scott Weiland Lip-Synching? Stone Temple Pilots Singer Falls Off Stage Without Missing a Note

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Normally a story/video about Stone Temple Pilots' singer and noted crackhead Scott Weiland falling off stage wouldn't grab my attention.

That's not true: Watching him stumble off stage into the camera pit is a little scary but a lot funny. That's not what grabbed me here, though. It really, really appears Weiland is pulling a Milli Vanilli.

Scroll to 1:25 in the above video to watch the fall and/or read this account from some chick way too old to have that nosering.

(Actually, an aside: Let's update that reference: From now on let's call obvious lip-syncing "pulling a Tokio Hotel," which is like pulling a Milli Vanilli but without the Grammy.)

Anyway, STP is scheduled to headline Arizona Fall Frenzy on Friday, September 17 so we'll all have a chance to get a better look very soon.

I  think the evidence is pretty damning, however.

First, does anyone believe that a megaphone gives the echo effect depicted in this clip? Like, can you just hold up a megaphone in front of a microphone and that comes out? I'm skeptical.

Second, can Scott Weiland really plunge headlong off what appears to be a six-foot stage, land and not miss a note? Sure, he's taken his fair share of spills, but I sincerely doubt it.

Looks like someone's pulling a Tokio Hotel!

Ahem.


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Juansito
Juansito

why dont you go and fuck your self?? dont you have anything better to do than criticice scott weiland?? maybe all you said its true, but i bet that he has done a lot more in his life than you mother fucker peace of shit, your so pathetic that you have to right about other people mistakes just to feel better with your self...you really got some issues !!! and sorry for the bad english, its not my mother lenguaje

Slamminteetsmcmuffin
Slamminteetsmcmuffin

Yes you can get that effect on stage with a bullhorn like that, I wouldn't be able to explain the singing while falling/slumped on the ground part though

hopsing
hopsing

you cannot see him how can you tell he's not singing. you should be fired for this article. best hope you never cross my path

Uh Oh
Uh Oh

yeah it does seem crazy that he'd fall like that and not miss a beat.. but honestly, if he were going to use a prerecorded vocal don't you think they'd use one with less weird mistakes/pitch problems in it?

The Ghost of Mays
The Ghost of Mays

Mr. Cizmar is right. This is A LOT funny and very fishy. No matter who you are, when you make a sudden fall, be it you land on your feet or on your face, you're gonna make some sort or grunt or completely cut your sentence. Weiland doesn't show any evidence of either - "he" just keeps singing. I can't believe most of you are blind to such an obvious copout.

Icesk8beagle
Icesk8beagle

Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland has told Xfm that he thinks the internet is "all crap" and no better than the old game of "Chinese whispers" when it comes to accuracy.

"It's all crap," Weiland told Xfm's Ian Camfield. "I read written reviews in major newspapers, but online stuff is like just a hyper-version of telephone.

"It's ridiculous. There are a lot of great things that have come from it, but I think there's a lot of bad things. I think it's destroyed modern journalism. It's turned things incredibly tabloidesque. Anyone who thinks they have passed basic creative writing 101 can be a blogger."

*And this blog is a PERFECT example of what Mr. Weiland was talking about.*

Edgrutboffboffoboff
Edgrutboffboffoboff

i see a lot of people calling this writer a dumbass, but if we're being honest, in my opinion anyone who is going to take pleasure in seeing someone take a six foot fall and call it "a lot funny" is just a plain, simple, absolute cunt. Well done Martin Cizmar, you cunt.

jackblack21
jackblack21

You show that you do not know anything about STP's music. If you have any backhand knowledge of their performances, how would you question the sound of the megaphone when sung into the mic? Scott has been doing this for years. And when you land on your feet first, the fall will not be that bad. I don't know how many times I have fallen from over 6 feet off the ground and have been fine. Scott flubbs lyrics up all the time, explain how a backing track would do that. Try putting a little more time into your articles.

Youreanass
Youreanass

oh that's right, you saw it on YOU TUBE. Your the expert! Not the people from a very active STP fan board who were actually THERE and witnessed the entire incident.WOW you saw them in 2001?? Let me pin a medal on you...been to COUNTLESS STP shows dating back to 1996 and most recently the Gramercy show in NYC shown on AT&T. countless VR shows and Scott solo. But your the f'n Weiland expert. Maybe you should go back to your University of Phoenix course and get your Masters in I'M A F'N GENIUS"

Phoenix New Times
Phoenix New Times

Just for the record, in reply to e-mail and comments: I HAVE seen Scott perform, on the first date of the Family Values tour in 2001. It was ridiculous. He was high as a kite, mumbling lyrics and ended up performing the encore with the American flag wrapped around his ass like a diaper. This was one month to the day after 9/11 and it was an obvious attempt to stir up controversy to sell tickets.

Moreover, though, it was a a disgusting display of what a junkie will do when people like you laugh along with him. You, and he, ought to be ashamed of yourselves for not owning up to this lip-syncing incident.

Loungefly1982
Loungefly1982

Sorry to burst your bubble mr. author of this article but I was in the very front right next to where he fell. He was not lip syncing one damn bit. If you knew anything about this band or this song that they were performing, you would know that Weiland uses a megaphone during the chorus that distorts his voice. When he fell and lost the megaphone he kept singing but guess what? There was no megaphone distortion on his voice. How do you explain that? Dumbass!

iastormtrooper
iastormtrooper

Is your degree from the University of Phoenix online? Scott Weiland is in a very good place right now and delivering 100% every night. What a trooper to recover like that. I have seen him and other bands mess up and bring it back together because that is what musicians do. He fell between lines of the song, the next few lines are very different= muffled, a line is missed as well- and no pre-recorded, backing track, lip sync would sound like that. You are an amateur, this qualifies more as fan fic than journalism.

Gnfnr1313
Gnfnr1313

BTW, Scott DOES have a Grammy with Velvet Revolver. As far as the lip synching, I have by the barracade for him 4 times and he wasn't lip syncihing or didn't lead me to believe he was. However, on this video....the proof is in the pudding.

Jack K.
Jack K.

Scott Weiland may be a wild man and over the edge (literally) often, but hes no POPSTAR. He is a singer by profession, entertainer second. He knows this and his band is legitimately talented musicians--they don't care to fake it. Yes, the video looks odd, but numerous people close to the incident said he was singing the whole time.

He probably did make a sound, but at that time he probably didn't have the mike up to his lips. And its not like you'd be able to hear it on this crap quality video anyway.

Also, the megaphone to mic does make the distortion sound. Try it.

Lcator
Lcator

We were at the Detroit show last night.I have seen many, many shows. This, I have to say, is one of the best !!! no way in hell Scott was lip synching. We were two rows from the stage. I could see the whites of his eyes. Scott is the epitome of a rock singer!! Very professional band. "the show must go on" that's why they didn't stop playing fool. Get your facts straight. Your pissing a lot of people off.!!

Rickross
Rickross

you fall off a big stage that high and not miss one line or syllable. he didn't even kow he was going to fall, so he was def suprised. he would have at least made a grunt, a "WHOAH', anything. he did not. if you fell right now you would yell something. he fell far, he is lip syncing and was a crack head. he was arrested on several occasions. In 1995, he was busted for buying crack cocaine, receiving a one-year probation sentence.crack head lip syncer

Shapy333
Shapy333

Yes, Mr. Cizmar, you are a stupid person.Scott lip-syncing is comparable to WMD's in Iraq. Just a bunch of B.S. stirred up by uneducated fools with a hidden agenda to defame an entity.

Honestly, have you ever been to 1 STP show, let alone a Scott Weiland performance in your entire pathetic life?

If you have, then you wouldn't have written such a lame article.

Dan
Dan

Writing like Martin Cizmar's is so indicative of what's wrong with journalism today. This guy is an idiot who knows nothing about rock 'n' roll or the Stone Temple Pilots. Scott Weiland does not lip sync, Mr. Cizmar. He's a trooper, though, and he carried on well after the fall from the stage.

CHILL
CHILL

I'm totally with everyone here saying he did NOT lip-synch, backing vocals? Maybe. But, not the lead vocal. Once you are a performer of that status, your instinct is to keep going no matter what, I think that Weilands instincts jumped in, along with adrenaline, and that's what enabled him to keep singing and not miss a note. Just because a band/artist uses backing vocals/track does not, nor should not take away from the experience of seeing them live. Take a pick of anyone else that you go see today, 9/10 they are also using tracks-it's just the business now. STP!!!!!!

Yourajackass
Yourajackass

Wow, what school of hard nose journalism did you attend? See some comments on a TMZ site and decided to run with it? While your sitting on your fat ass why don't you try sniffing around the net and see the eye witness acounts by people who were ACTUALLY there. Oh, I forgot a real Journalist would do that.

dani
dani

Um, there is no way in hell that Scott is lip-synching. Get it right. This is Scott Weiland.

pastranafan
pastranafan

you sir are a fucking dumbass first off when he fell he landed on his feet and fell to his side and continued to sing secondly yes a megaphone does make that sound dipshit

Mholmesct
Mholmesct

Like Hank said get your facts straight !!!!!! Just cause you don't like them doesn't mean you slam them....

VegasCrackerman
VegasCrackerman

Martin "Crackhead" Cizmar,

There is no Milli Vanilli here for you sir...only one of the greatest rock bands of our generation.

Do yourself a favor and review ANY OTHER of STP's performances of "Crackerman" this tour, you'll see that they all have minor changes/imperfections.

If this is not evidence enough, then fell free to ask others who attend the Arizona gig later this year...but I hope you will not be in attendance, you are clearly unworthy of the STP greatness.

And yes, the MEGAPHONE does indeed modify the vocal - pull up any "Dead and Bloated" recording from this year.

Hank Azaria
Hank Azaria

WOW .. there is so much wrong in your article I dont know here to start.

One, Scott wasnt a crack head he was a heroin junkie, get it right man.

And comments from people who were by the rail where he fell, was that he didnt fall head first. He landed on his feet, then fell down to his side after he landed. That is how he kept singing.

No lip syncing here, youve been to too many Miley Cirus shows so I can understand how you can be jaded to this;)

Jmschuster1
Jmschuster1

Im probably one of the biggest STP FANS ALIVE. The show last night MAY 1st 2011 was one of there best. The jackass reporter is probably not complety wrong, but why slam something or somebody that you dont know or never seen live. I know this article was written 7 months ago. Firzt, he was straight out of rehab. I saw the show last year and he was good but u could tell he was missing a few things. Last night in nashville he was crisp and speech was normal. Dont think he was lip syncing but im sure there was a back track playing. At the end when the megaphone part played he didnt even have it with him. But, it was still great and intertaining and im sure until he git back in the groove and got his voice uo to speed(like last night) they had a backtrack. LIVE BACKTRACK. MEANING HE SANG IT LIVE AT ONE POINT AND THEY PLAYED IN BACKGROUND. STP is about the only true talented and true rockers playing today. I have tons of video from lastnights show but cant figure how to get it up on web. Im not much of a tech guy. Scotts best speech last night was about all the junk music out there right now mostly from LA where they are from. He was implying that country music and nashviles music scene is still true and they dont use computers to sing. Scott is a country boy at heart

Keep going StP. After you guys its a sad music world. And hey reporter boy.....dont hate on a the only rock idol we have right now,,,,u might get a ass wimpin from us NASHVILLE BOYS

burt reynolds
burt reynolds

I think the back ups are prerecorded...they're louder than when he's in verse...I don't think he was lip-synching though. When he falls his volume drops a little as if he kept singing but lost the "gusto" for a couple seconds...and the mic wasn't in his face when he fell (to hear an ugh..) and it was @ a slight pause between lyrics... Then they pull him up @ the solo...when he's not singing as not to fuck up his performance (grabbing him while he was singing, you'd hear some break in the vocals). And Milli Vanilli didn't sing they're shit @ all. If he sang to a back up of himself theres a little more credibility , still cheesy though... STP SUCKS either way

Jimmyd
Jimmyd

First of all, Scott Weiland has won multiple grammy awards (look it up dumbass). Second, this whole piece of shit "article" is based on a grainy shitty audio Youtube video and some comments on TMZ and does not rely on any first hand accounts from people who were actually there and saw what happened with their own two eyes and ears. This website and it's hack editor are proof that the unbiased media and authentic journalism (where you do more than watch a youtube video and read some comments on another trash blog/website and proceed to write a shit piece that reflects more of what an asshole you are then anything concrete about your subject) is all but dead.

Phoenix New Times
Phoenix New Times

Actually, I already have a graduate degree. Not from UP and not in journalism.

Also, I'm the music editor, folks. Full time job, not just blogging.

But I guess I should trust message board trolls over my own eyes.

Jim23
Jim23

Actually, he did the flag stunt for the entire summer before 9/11. I saw them at Rolling Rock Town fair in Aug. 2001 (way before Sept. 11) and he did the flag thing. It was nothing more than his typical stage stunts. He also dressed like Judas Priest. On a sidenote the best performance ever. Go to youtube and type Stone Temple Pilots Rolling rock in search box, then tell me if he was lip syncing.

Hoff
Hoff

What nonsense, you are clearly a pathetically biased irrelevant blogger, and on the basis of your comments here, hateful, jealous and a prick.

Eat shit.

Jimmyd
Jimmyd

Sorry Edgrutboffboffoboff.I meant to reply to the main article not your specific post.

JimW
JimW

Jesus, an unprofessional dick like you is the music editor?

Hoff
Hoff

Jesus, an unprofessional dick like you is the music editor?

Well we now know where not to get our music news, talentless hack.

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