Scott Weiland’s Son Noah Reveals Slash’s Tear-Inducing Support Like A Secondary Father

In a recent interview with Appetite for Distortion, Scott Weiland‘s son Noah shared that Slash put him into sober living during his Suspect208 days as he feared that he would end up like his dad and even might have saw signs from his experiences with drugs.

Slash and Scott were in Velvet Revolver together from 2002 to 2008, which was around the same time the Guns N’ Roses guitarist had not only left the band but also Slash’s Snakepit had also come to an end. Although the two musicians had tension and didn’t see eye to eye most of the time, eventually getting the former Stone Temple Pilots vocalist fired, Slash still cared about Noah’s well-being.

Scott, who had a history of substance abuse, passed away in 2015 due to an accidental overdose. Slash may have feared the same tragic end would happen to Noah. So he took matters into his own hands and wanted nothing more than to protect Noah, like a secondary father figure, and decided to bring him into a sober living house to control his apparent path to addiction.

Even though, as Noah explained, he wasn’t an addict yet and didn’t understand why he was there in the first place, he assumed that Slash saw signs from his experiences that he wanted him to get help before it got to be a serious concern, more importantly, be there for him since his father wasn’t able to guide him.

Noah Weiland’s words about Slash getting him into sober living read:

Slash, he put me into a sober living at the time. I wasn’t even an addict though he put me into a sober living, and I was sharing a room with three other people in a tiny room. There were around 20 people in one house, and I was like, ‘Why am I even doing this like I’m not an addict? I don’t relate to any of these people. Why am I here? All I do is smoke weed and drink sometimes,’ you know what I mean, just like every other person my age.”

He added:

“I believe it at the time when he put me in the sober living; he saw something that, like, I mean, I definitely wasn’t an addict at the time, but he saw maybe like from stuff that’s happened with himself that it will happen to me too and he wanted to like help before things got out of control you know but I, in my opinion, I feel like you really have to just go through it yourself until you realize that you need help you know what I mean.

Even though Slash has the best intentions for Noah as someone who was trying to guide him as a father-like figure, he shared that you have to walk through the mud on your own, like losing the love of your life, to want to get help for yourself, as it isn’t something that will get cured by others’ desire to help. However, the singer’s treatment process has gone well, and he has been sober for some time and is back to finding his voice again.