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Scott Weiland's Music Sees Sales & Streaming Boosts Following Tragic Death

16 December 2015 | 11:15 am | Staff Writer

Stone Temple Pilots & Velvet Revolver back on music charts.

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A number of songs and albums recorded by Velvet Revolver and Stone Temple Pilots have experienced sales and streaming boosts following the untimely death of frontman Scott Weiland just two weeks ago. 

According to Billboard, eight of the ten songs featured on the Billboard Hard Rock Digital Songs Chart (dated 26 Dec) are STP or Velvet Revolver tracks. 

STP's Plush, Interstate Love Song and Creep took out first, second and third place respectively, while Revolver's Fall To Pieces ranked at fourth. 

Other songs featured on the chart included STP's Vasoline, Big Empty and Sex Type Thing and Revolver's Slither.

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Over on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, STP's 2003 greatest hits album Thank You re-entered at #47, while their 1993 debut album Core ranked at #145 and made its first appearance back on the chart in over 20 years. 

In regards to streaming, Plush garnered 1.3 million clicks in the US and on the back of the sales and streaming boosts, the 1992 classic featured on the Hot Rock Songs Chart alongside  Interstate Love Song and Creep.

Weiland was tragically found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota while travelling with his band Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts. An official cause of death is yet to be announced.