MORE INFO EMERGES ON SCOTT WEILAND IMPERSONATOR
The man who was arrested a month ago by Los Angeles police and claimed to be Scott Weiland said he played in a Stone Temple Pilots cover band, according to Consequence Of Sound. Jason Michael Hurley, who arrested for possession of methamphetamine and theft after attempting to steal razor blades from a drug store, is the singer in an STP tribute group called Stone Tempered Pilots — although it's not clear whether the band exists at the moment. That information was posted at Hurley's Facebook page, where he also listed Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro and Puddle Of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin among his friends.
Hurley also claimed to be friends with Wolfmother's Andrew Stockdale and Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top, and said that he often goes to Ozzy Osbourne's house "with Sharon bitching in the background."
TMZ initially reported that Scott Weiland was being held by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on $90,000 bail after being arrested by Beverly Hills police.
But when Weiland himself posted a video message from a recording studio calling the report "a nice piece of fiction," further investigation showed that the man in jail, who had identified himself as Scott Klein Weiland, was in fact impersonating the STP singer.
Scott Weiland's real name is Scott Richard Kline.
The Beverly Hills Police Department later admitted that they had been fooled by Hurley, despite taking his fingerprints and having them coming back with his real identity.
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