1998 – Scott Weiland is arrested again on a felony warrant in Los Angeles. Weiland posts the $250,000 bail and is released the next morning. Weiland’s court appearances stem from a September ’97 arrest, which alleged two charges of felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor possession of a hypodermic needle. Person Scott Weiland Right click […]
1998 – Stone Temple Pilots lead Scott Weiland skips a scheduled Superior Court date in Los Angeles and checks himself into a drug treatment facility. The court date stems from charges filed in the beginning of the year for possession of heroin.
1998 – Stone Temple Pilots singer and sometimes solo artist Scott Weiland, who was arrested for possession of cocaine and heroin in 1995, is arrested for drug possession again in New York. Weiland, who has about $100 worth of heroin, according to police, is charged with criminal trespassing and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
1996 – Smashing Pumpkins begin a long awaited tour. The tour was supposed to start a few weeks earlier, but had to be delayed due to some much needed rehearsal time for Filter drummer Matt Walker and Frogs’ drummer Dennis Flemion. The two borrowed musicians are needed to replace Jonathan Melvoin and Jimmy Chamberlin. Melvoin […]
1979 Rolling Stones perform two benefit concerts for the blind in Toronto to fulfill terms of Keith Richard’s sentence for heroin trafficking.
1978 – Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen. A 1986 movie of the relationship and murder at New York’s Chelsea hotel, “Sid and Nancy” starred Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb. Vicious dies of a heroin overdose before he can be tried for the murder.
1977 – Led Zeppelin play a one-off show in San Diego between six gigs in New York and six gigs in Los Angeles. Jimmy Page is apparently so out of it from his heroin habit that he has to be physically carried onto the plane to California.
1977 – Not a good day for Keith Richards. While sleeping at Toronto’s Harbour Castle Hotel, he’s awakened by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who search the suite. They find 22 grams of heroin, 5 grams of cocaine, and drug paraphernalia. The Rolling Stones guitarist is arrested and charged with possessing cocaine and heroin with […]
1974 – Jim Morrison’s widow, Pam, dies in Hollywood at the age of 27. Police suspect heroin use may have played a part in her death.
1973 – Police raid Keith Richards’ home in Cheyne Walk, London. They discover guns, ammunition, Mandrax, and Chinese heroin. The Rolling Stones guitarist is arrested with his girlfriend Anita Pallenberg.
Tim Curry in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” 1973 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring Tim Curry, opens at a London theater,. Also, making his first time ever appearance is Meatloaf. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy film that parodies science fiction and horror films. With a screenplay written by […]
1970 – Just days after recording what would be her biggest hit, 27 year old Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose at Hollywood’s Landmark Hotel . “Me and Bobby McGee” would reach number one in early 1971, her highest chart success since “Piece Of My Heart” with Big Brother and The Holding Company in […]