Scott Weiland's 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.
David Ritz is the only four-time winner of the Gleason Music Book Award. He has collaborated with Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Smokey Robinson, Janet Jackson and Don Rickles. He also cowrote, with Gaye, the song 'Sexual Healing'.