He established himself as a solo artist as well, releasing three studio albums, two cover albums, and collaborations with several other musicians throughout his career.
Though derided by critics early in his career, Weiland's onstage persona was known as being flamboyant and chaotic; he was also known for constantly changing his appearance and vocal style, his use of a megaphone in concert for vocal effect, as well as his battles with substance abuse.
Following his departure from Guns N' Roses in 1997, Mc Kagan briefly reunited with his pre-success Seattle punk band 10 Minute Warning, before forming the still-active hard rock band Loaded, in which he performs lead vocals and rhythm guitar.Weiland has been ranked in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader (No. In 2012, Weiland formed Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, receiving mixed reviews: some critics and fans noted Weiland's failing health.In December 2015, Weiland died of an accidental drug overdose on his tour bus in Minnesota at the age of 48.Mc Kagan discovered his acumen for business when the years of bad living caught up with him in 1994.He was hospitalised with a ruptured pancreas, which left him with third-degree burns, and a doctor's warning that he would die if he had another drink."There were a few days in hospital that were just flashing images," says the musician, who has been sober for 18 years.and that it was "destiny" that brought him to the home.