Scott Weiland has been called "the voice of an entire generation and one of the towering figures in the history of rock" by Rolling Stone magazine. His work with Stone Temple Pilots, one of the most successful bands of the past two decades, has sold over 18 million records. He returned to the stage with Velvet Revolver, whose multiplatinum Contraband was the bestselling rock album of 2004. Weiland has been nominated for six Grammys, winning two for Best Hard Rock Performance, along with numerous MTV, Billboard, and American Music Awards. Stone Temple Pilots reunited in 2008 and will be touring throughout the spring and summer, culminating with the release of their new album later in the year.