publication date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 (part of Spring 2017)

category: Music

clue: He was never in Temple of the Dog, but his work in a different temple-themed grunge band will outlast the memory of his fatal heroin addiction.

explanation: Weiland fronted Stone Temple Pilots. more…

difficulty: easy

do-over: This was a "do-over" goo, inspired by incorrect guesses for a previous goo.

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Erik Bates, Aaron Shurtleff, and Jesse King

trivia: This goo was inspired by incorrect guesses for the goo of Andrew Wood. Coincidentally, news of the unexpected death of Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, broke around the same time that this goo was published at midnight on May 18. The goo had been created days earlier, and an automated process selected it at random from among several available goos. Scott briefly considered taking it down, partly out of decency toward Cornell and partly to avoid incorrect guesses from players who immediately thought of Cornell thanks to news coverage, but ultimately he chose to let the goo play out.


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