Scott Weiland writes that in the early 1990's, it was Stone Temple Pilots-not U2, not Nirvana, not Pearl Jam- was the hottest band in the world.  He's got a book titled Not Dead & Not For Sale: A Memoir coming out May 17th.

He writes that STP was bigger than Aerosmith and Guns N' Roses on MTV / Billboard charts and became an iconic front man in the tradition of Mick Jagger, David Bowie, and Robert Plant.

A description from Amazon:

When STP imploded, it was Weiland who emerged as the emblem of rock star excess, with his well-publicized drug busts and trips to rehab. Weiland has since made a series of stunning comebacks, fronting the supergroup Velvet Revolver, releasing solo work, and, most recently, reuniting with Stone Temple Pilots. He still struggles with the bottle but he has prevailed as a loving, dedicated father, as well as a business-savvy artist whose well of creativity is far from empty.

These earthling papers explore Weiland’s early years as an altar boy right along with his first experiences with sex and drugs. Weiland discusses his complex relationships with his parents, stepfather, siblings, and the love of his life, Mary Forsberg Weiland. Readers learn the fascinating stories behind his most well-known songs and what it was like to be there at the beginning of the grunge phenomenon, as Rolling Stone proclaimed on its cover: “the year punk broke.” Not Dead & Not for Sale is a hard rock memoir to be reckoned with—a passionate, insightful, and at times humorous book that reads with extraordinary narrative force.

Scott Weiland joins Sammy Hagar and Nikki Sixx with releasing a book in 2011. If you are a fan of Stone Temple Pilots and Scott Weiland  this book is a must read!  Pick up Not Dead & Not For Sale: A Memor after May 17th where ever books are sold.