Stone Temple Pilots (and former Velvet Revolver) frontman Scott Weiland’s autobiography will be released on March 1, 2011, according to his publisher, Scribner. The book, titled Not Dead & Not for Sale, will chronicle his rise from the Southern California club scene to superstardom with Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver. The bio will reportedly pull no punches, detailing Weiland’s well-publicized battle with substance abuse.
The book was co-written with David Ritz, four-time winner of the Gleason Music Book Award. Ritz, who co-wrote the Marvin Gaye hit “Sexual Healing,” has previously collaborated with Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Smokey Robinson. He also co-wrote Rickles’ Book: A Memoir, the hugely entertaining Don Rickles autobiography released in 2007.