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Taylor channels Weiland’s rasp during Royal Machines’ cover of Stone Temple Pilots’ “Sex Type Thing”

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor honored the late Scott Weiland on Monday at Hollywood club the Roxy, joining Royal Machines – a band featuring Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro – for a bruising rendition of Stone Temple Pilots staple “Sex Type Thing,” Classic Rock reports. 

In the fan-shot video, Taylor introduces the song by shouting, “Let’s do a little ‘Sex Type Fuckin’ Thing’ right now!” The singer channels Weiland’s trademark rasp on the brooding Core cut, with Navarro nailing every distorted hammer-on and harmonic squeak of Dean DeLeo’s original riff. 

Since Weiland’s death last week at age 48, many rock musicians have issued statements honoring the dynamic frontman. Navarro broke the news of Weiland’s passing in a since-deleted tweet, writing, “Just learned our friend Scott Weiland has died. So gutted, I am thinking of his family tonight.”

Weiland’s former bandmates in STP and Velvet Revolver also paid respect to the singer-songwriter.

“Let us start by saying thank you for sharing your life with us. Together we crafted a legacy of music that has given so many people happiness and great memories,” wrote STP’s surviving members Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz. “With deep sorrow for you and your family, we are saddened to see you go.”

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of our old friend and bandmate, Scott Weiland,” wrote Velvet Revolver. “We experienced a good chunk of life with Scott and, even in his darkest times, we all had hope and love for him. His artistry will live on, of that, there is no doubt.”

In an emotional chat with Sirius XM’s Matt Pinfield, Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum said of Weiland, “In the end, I just want the world to know that I feel like I made my peace with him.”


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