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Scott Weiland Headed to Jail, Plans Solo Album and Autobiography

May 1, 2008 10:35 AM ET

Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland will serve his eight day sentence after being convicted for driving under the influence of drugs back in November 2007, Weiland's spokesperson and lawyer confirmed. The judge in the case ordered the former singer to serve the sentence prior to May 28th, and with the STP reunion tour set to launch May 17th in Columbus, Ohio, Weiland will go to prison before the tour begins.

While he's not in prison, Weiland took time out of his day to update his MySpace blog and alert fans that his new, Steve Albini-produced solo album will be out in November. The double-album will fuse "many different musical influences like rock, punk, r&b as well as an eclectic blend that we've come up with over the years." Weiland also said he's working with writer David Ritz on an autobiography, also due out later this year. Stay tuned to Rock Daily today for excerpts from Rolling Stone's Evan Serpick's recent conversation with Weiland.

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