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Weiland guitarist Brown dies

Scott Weiland has reported the sudden death of Wildabouts bandmate Jeremy Brown.

The guitarist passed away yesterday – the day the band’s debut album Blaster was released.

The tragedy came to light after Brown failed to arrive for a rehearsal ahead of a launch event in Hollywood.

Former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver singer Weiland said via Facebook: “We were all concerned when Jeremy didn’t show up. An hour later his family called to say he had passed away.

“I’m in shock right now. Everyone that knows him is devastated. It is a terrible loss that goes beyond words.”

Weiland described Brown as his “truest friend” and “one of the most gifted guitar players I’ve ever known.”

He added: “A post on Facebook feels so trite and small compared to the love that I have for him and for the talent that has passed on – but I felt it was necessary to at least start here. Please keep his family in your thoughts.”

No further details have been released.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.