Weiland gets 8 days in jail

From the Associated Press

Scott Weiland has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge and was sentenced to eight days in jail.

The rocker entered the plea through his attorney in L.A. County Superior Court on Monday. He also was sentenced to four years’ probation and must take part in an 18-month alcohol program.

Weiland, 40, came to fame in the 1990s as the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, which regrouped this month after Weiland split from Velvet Revolver. Stone Temple Pilots are scheduled to embark on a 65-city tour May 17. Weiland must serve his jail time by May 28.