The song spawned a music video which received moderate rotation on MTV (at the height of the early 1990s grunge music scene).
The single peaked at number 23 on the US Album Rock Tracks chart.
They developed a bond over the incident, and ended up moving into her vacated apartment.
Weiland's childhood friends Corey Hicock and David Allin rounded out the group, both of whom would soon be replaced by Eric Kretz and De Leo's brother Dean.
They took the name Stone Temple Pilots because of their fondness for the initials "STP." In 1992, they released their first album, Core, spawning four hits ("Sex Type Thing", "Wicked Garden", "Creep", and "Plush").
In 1994, STP released their second record, Purple, which saw the development of a more distinctive identity for the band.
The Hennepin County Coroner now has Weiland's body.
The former lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver famously battled substance abuse for years.
This video is rather distinctive because it is the first to showcase Scott Weiland's trademark "dance".In 1986 Weiland met bassist Robert De Leo at a Black Flag concert in Long Beach, California.The two of them were discussing their love interests, when they realized one of them was the same girl they were both dating.In a 1993 interview with Rolling Stone, Weiland expressed his frustration with the song's reception by saying "It was, 'All right, the "Cop Killer" controversy's dead, let's try to find something else'... AM PST -- An official statement on Weiland's Instagram page says the singer passed away in his sleep.
He established himself as a solo artist as well, releasing three studio albums, two cover albums, a live album and collaborations with several other musicians since 1995.