RIP, Scott Weiland

weiland As many of you have heard, Scott Weiland tragically passed away on his tour bus last night. Regardless of the circumstances, we want to express how fundamentally important and influential Scott Weiland was on the overall sound of THE ORANGE. Influences on our sound come from many themes and genres, but '90s alt-bands like Stone Temple Pilots certainly help keep us grounded in the rich American rock tradition of which we're so proud to be a part of. It also goes without saying we are saddened to realize we were on the mere cusp of playing with Scott and his new band The Wildabouts at Gas Monkey Live on December 12, a show that of course now appears will not be going forward. We met up with Scott at SXSW this past March when he and his band played a secret show and his personality both on and off stage was as magnetic and joyful as ever. When he was in his element he was as good as there ever was or will be. Requiescat In Pace, Mr. Weiland. For more of our thoughts on Scott Weiland, please read this interview done with our lead singer Scott Tucker by the Dallas Observer today. -- ORANGE HQ