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Spicoli's cancels show following Scott Weiland death

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A grunge rock star is found dead in his tour bus two days before he was set to play in Eastern Iowa.

Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland was found dead in his tour bus.

He was 48 years old.

Weiland was set to play a show in Rochester, Minnesota before he died.

His next stop was Waterloo.

This is a huge loss for Weiland's fans, especially at Spicoli's Bar and Grill in Waterloo.

The owners say this is the biggest show they were ever going to have to date.

"If you look up the definition of a rockstar, Scott Weiland would fit that mold," said Cody Winther, co-owner of Spicoli's.

Winther and his business partner were expecting to see that rock star up close and personal on Saturday.

They had locked Weiland down for a concert down for a concert at their bar.

When they learned the news, they had to alert the hundreds of people who bought tickets the show was canceled.

"It's another era lost, someone who had to move on to another place," said Robert Dunn, co-owner.

Dunn says seeing Stone Temple Pilots at a big concert venue was one thing, but having Scott Weiland in their own bar would be a dream come true.

"Back in the 90's, fans probably saw him in a big auditorium with a barricade and security guards. Here it would have been like, sweat on me, be up close in personal, meet me and shake my hand," said Dunn.

As rock fans, that's all Dunn and Winther could ever ask for.

Now as they're left to speculate about Weiland's death, they also reflect.

"Unfortunately this lifestyle, there's a dark side to it I guess. And if you let it get ahold of you, this can be the result," said Winther.

The opening bands will still play on Saturday, followed by a tribute to the Stone Temple Pilots.

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