Often compared to such grunge rock acts as Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, STP released their debut album, , in 1992.
The recording featured their first hit, "Plush," which made the charts during the summer of 1993.
The song also earned Weiland and his bandmates a Grammy Award for best hard rock performance with vocal.
At one point, he spent time living in a Los Angeles hotel, shooting up drugs with fellow rocker Courtney Love.
Weiland's personal troubles impacted the group's ability to tour in support of their 1996 release, (1999), which featured the song "Sour Girl," allegedly about Weiland's breakup with his first wife, Janina Castenada.