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Jason Michael Hurley won't be dragging Scott Weiland's name through the mud any longer, because from this point forward ... he'll be going through the legal system using his real name.As TMZ first reported, the Beverly Hills Pd announced last week they arrested the former Stone Temple Pilots front man for burglary and meth possession ... problem was ... it wasn't actually him. A look-alike with a Stone Temple Pilots cover band in the works claimed »
- TMZ Staff
Jason Michael Hurley impersonated former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland so well he had the police fooled for well over a month when he was first arrested for theft and drug possession. Hurley, who apparently bears a striking resemblance to the rocker was arrested in a Rite Aid in Beverly Hills for stealing razors. Police found methamphetamine on Hurley who identified himself as Weiland.
Scott Weiland Impersonator Jailed, Fooled Police For A Month
The Los Angeles Sherriff’s Department sent a release to TMZ reporting that they had Weiland in custody on theft and possession charges. TMZ and several other organizations ran with the story. It is unknown at this time how Hurley managed to fool the department as long as he did.
Scott Weiland Reacts
Weiland took to Facebook, recording a video which shows him in a recording in a Los Angeles studio with the Wildabouts, »
On a purely visual level ... it's understandable how Beverly Hills cops got fooled by the guy claiming to be former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott WeilandJason Michael Hurley -- the guy who claimed he was Scott after getting busted for stealing razors and meth possession -- is the singer's spitting image.In fact ... before his arrest he was boasting his attempt to create a cover band called Stone Tempered Pilots.As we reported ... cops took »
- TMZ Staff
The Scott Weiland impostor was able to fool 3 Big law enforcement agencies into believing he was the Stone Temple Pilots front man ... despite the fact he was fingerprinted immediately -- which was a dead giveaway -- and they even had his real name.It's an unbelievable story and an incredible screw up. Jason Hurley was arrested July 26 on burglary and meth charges. He told Beverly Hills cops he was Scott Weiland and that was good enough for them. »
- TMZ Staff
If the apocalypse ever actually does happen there’ll be a few things that are left intact; one being the long hair, hat n’ glasses combo of Saul ‘Slash’ Hudson, standing knees bent with a Les Paul resting low in his hands as he plays some sonically-awesome population-reviving solo.
The man is immortal – or at least it definitely feels that way. Having gone from changing the face of rock n’ roll along with Axl Rose and the other members of Guns n’ Roses the band slowly fell apart, but it didn’t even remotely stop there. Following GnR Slash released a couple of albums with different lineups under the title of ‘Slash’s Snakepit’; themselves packed to the brim with tight riffage and some brilliantly experimental solos.
Rounding the bend to meet back up with his former bandmates, fans worldwide »
- Scott Tailford
Rest easy, Stone Temple Pilots fans. Scott Weiland is a free man. In fact, he always was! Published reports suggesting the musician, 46, had been arrested in July for alleged burglary and drug possession turned out to be false this week. The man behind bars is actually a Scott Weiland impersonator - though it took Beverly Hills Police a full month to realize it. It all started July 26, when the man was arrested following an alleged burglary at a Rite Aid in Beverly Hills and was later allegedly found with meth. "He gave the name [Scott Weiland] when he was booked," Beverly Hills Police Department spokesman Sgt. »
- Tim Nudd and Jeff Nelson
Insane! Former Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland is Not in jail, despite a police report detailing his arrest and incarceration — turns out the man behind bars is an impersonator! The crime in question occurred on Saturday, July 26 at a Rite Aid in Beverly Hills. Police were called for a shoplifting offense and arrested a man (for stealing razors, according to TMZ, and having methamphetamine on his person). The man arrested declared himself to be Weiland, and furnished police with all Weiland's details including his date [...] »
Scott Weiland is the victim of a series of screw-ups as well as incredible deception. Cops now tell TMZ they were Wrong -- the guy who's been in custody for meth possession and burglary for A Month is Not who they thought it was -- Scott Weiland. TMZ posted a story late Thursday that Weiland was currently behind bars after allegedly stealing razors from a Bev Hills drug store in late July. The Bev Hills »
- TMZ Staff
Update: First of all, Scott Weiland was in the studio tonight, not in jail—nor has he been in jail any time since July 26. The rocker, flanked by the members of his band the Wildabouts, made a video late Thursday to assure fans that he most certainly had not been arrested for shoplifting and drug possession, as was first reported by TMZ and subsequently confirmed by the Beverly Hills Police Department. "I've actually been touring, writing and recording my new album," the former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman said. "In the studio we're in right now. A Los Angeles studio. All I have to say to our fans is, whether you found it funny, or interesting or whether you were sad, »
The former Stone Temple Pilots singer took to Facebook to assure fans and prove to the world that he wasn't in jail on drug charges.
Sometimes, you simply don't know what to believe!
TMZ reported recently that former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland had spent the last few weeks in jail after being charged with possession of methamphetamine. According to the article, the Beverly Hills Police picked him up for shoplifting, and then found the drugs.
This, however, was news to Weiland, who took to his Facebook page to tell the world that he was not, in any way, currently incarcerated. In the video, Weiland is in a recording studio with members of his band The Wildabout.
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"I just got done reading something interesting: a nice piece of fiction from TMZ saying that I was in jail and had been for four months," Weiland said. In »
Despite a report that he was sitting in jail for the last four weeks, former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland is not incarcerated, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed to TheWrap. The man they have in custody is not him, despite their earlier assertions it was indeed the singer. Police have positively identified the man as 44-year-old Jason Michael Hurley, according to a press release from the Beverly Hills Police Department. When arrested on July 26, Hurley asserted that he was Weiland. FBI fingerprint results received on Thursday confirmed the man's true identity. He is now facing an additional charge of. »
- Jason Hughes and Pamela Chelin
Scott Weiland has been in jail for the past month, TMZ reports. The former Stone Temple Pilots frontman allegedly was arrested in late July after stealing razors from a drug store. He was also charged with felony possession of a controlled substance when cops found he had meth on him. According to the site, the 46-year-old attempted to steal razors and other cosmetic items from a Rite-Aid in Beverly Hills, Calif. He walked past a security guard who tried to stop him and was put into handcuffs [...] »
Today VH1 Classic announced it will air the 2014 Golden Gods Awards, America’s only hard-rock and heavy-metal awards show, on Saturday, May 24th at 8 Pm Et/Pt. Hosting this year’s show is the trio from “That Metal Show” and VH1 Classic’s own resident metal experts: Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine. Additionally, VH1.com and the VH1 App will live-stream the entire four-hour live awards ceremony and the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards Black Carpet, hosted by Dee Snider, on Wednesday, April 23rd starting at 10 Pm Et/ 7 Pm Pt. Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose will take home this year’s Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award, and Joan Jett will take her place as the first female recipient of the Golden God Award, which will be presented to her by 2011 Golden God Award-winner Alice Cooper. Additionally, the 2014 Golden Gods will feature some of the most unforgettable moments »
- Josh Abraham
Mark McGrath may be one of the nicest guys in Hollywood, and it's paid off -- though he's still going out on the road with Sugar Ray as part of the Under the Sun tour kicking off in June, he's also found a second career in front of the cameras. He'll be appearing in "Sharknado 2: The Second One" on July 31 (9:00 p.m. on Syfy). Melinda and I (who could not get "Fly" out of our heads pretty much the entire time, dammit) taked to McGrath about pretty much everything you can imagine, from the last American rock god to freezing with sharks. Oh, and we kind of got him to take off his shirt. Too bad for you this is an audio-only podcast. Here's the rundown: :50 Kid Rock and Sugar Ray 2:10 Stone Temple Pilots 2:20 Who is the last American rock star? Mark McGrath knows 2: »
- Melinda Newman and Liane Bonin Starr
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