Scott Weiland’s “Vasoline” performance during a recent show was so badly botched that it resulted in a round of boos from the disappointed audience. While many people are wondering whether the musical disaster at the Brewster Street Icehouse in Corpus Christi on Tuesday was caused by the singer returning to his drug-addled roots, there is reportedly a less drastic reason for the less-than-stellar performance.
According to a May 1, 2015 report by New York Daily News, Scott Weiland’s “Vasoline” execution was the result of a few pre-concert cocktails and a malfunctioning earpiece.
A representative for the singer’s new band, the Wildabouts, had reassuring words about how the snafu would be prevented during subsequent performances. “Good news we’ve overnighted him a brand new pair of earbuds and they will be there for his show in Baton Rouge tonight,” he told TMZ.
Scott Weiland’s “Vasoline” first appeared on the Stone Temple Pilots’ album Purple, which was released in 1994 when he was the frontman for that band. Before his now-infamous Corpus Christi rendition of the song, the singer joked, “Alright, this is a new song. We just worked it out today.”
Fans may disagree about the meaning of the song’s cryptic lyrics, but 47-year-old singer Scott Weiland has explained that “Vasoline” is about “…feeling like an insect under a magnifying glass.”