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Last Updated: Friday, 9 July, 2004, 08:33 GMT 09:33 UK
Weiland to undergo drugs therapy
Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland
Weiland is now in a band with Guns 'n' Roses members
Rock singer Scott Weiland has been sentenced to attend a six-month drug programme after pleading no contest to driving under the influence.

The former Stone Temple Pilots star, 36, who now sings with the band Velvet Revolver, was also placed on probation by the court in Los Angeles.

Mr Weiland was ordered to repay the owner of a parked vehicle he rammed just before his arrest in October 2003.

The singer underwent detoxification after an earlier arrest in May 2003.

Last August, he was sentenced to three years probation for possessing cocaine and heroin.

In January 2004, Mr Weiland was ordered to return to a residential drug rehabilitation centre after leaving early.


Mr Weiland has a history of drug problems. He was previously jailed in 1999 for violating his probation after being convicted of heroin possession in 1998.

The singer was one of the biggest stars of the US grunge music scene in the early 1990s.

Stone Temple Pilots' 1992 debut album, Core, sold three million copies, while the follow-up, Purple, went to number one in the US two years later.

Weiland has been working on a project with group Velvet Revolver - featuring former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum as well as David Kushner of Suicidal Tendencies.

Their debut album topped the US charts.

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