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This is so sad.
But on Monday, the guys from the Stone Temple Pilots decided to honor their former frontman's memory in a more positive light, with an emotional video tribute.
Robert DeLeo, Dean DeLeo, and Eric Kretz shared a captivating clip of themselves listening to the multi-track recording of their song Atlanta.
They wanted to feature the 16-year-old power ballad because it was one of the late rocker's most incredible vocal performances, saying:
"Recently the three of us sat down together to share our memories of Scott and take a moment to reflect on the amazing times we shared. We put the master up of a song called Atlanta from the No. 4 record that we feel really highlights the true brilliance of Scott. We would like to share it with you. Together let's honor Scott…Memories of Candles and Incense. Having the opportunity to listen to these tracks individually reveal the beauty of Scott's lyrical and melodic gift. This is one of the many musical moments we shared together. It is in this way we would like to remember Scott."
The musicians also uploaded a cut of the song before any overdubs were added, showing the track "just as it went down" when the four bandmates were "together in a room performing."
The boys also shared a version that featured Scott's voice accompanied by strings, marimba, and tympani. They wrote:
"The strings were written by David Campbell. Barrett Martin played the marimba and Brendan O'Brien played tympani as well as producer on the track. Scott's voice surrounded by this orchestration is just beautiful. A true testament to his gift."
You can listen to both versions here.
Our hearts go out to everyone affected by Scott's passing.
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