STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Singer Engaged To Photographer JAMIE WACHTEL

According to RollingStone.com, former VELVET REVOLVER and current STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland is engaged to his girlfriend of one year, photographer Jamie Wachtel. It will be his third marriage.

“I am incredibly happy,” says Weiland. “She is incredibly beautiful in every aspect of the word. Lovely, smart, passionate. And she loves my kids and I love her son. We’re getting married in the spring, and our families will be living together . . . she’s the greatest thing that’s happened to me in a long, long time.”

Weiland met Wachtel last year while filming music videos for his Christmas album, “The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”.

Weiland‘s autobiography, “Not Dead Not For Sale”, was released in May 2011 via the Simon Schuster imprint Scribner. The singer collaborated on the project with David Ritz, the “Sexual Healing” lyricist who has co-written autobiographies for the likes of Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and more recently Don Rickles.

STP released its sixth album earlier this year after a nine-year break from the studio. The band’s last effort before that, “Shangri-La-Dee-Da”, came out in 2001.

The quartet reunited in 2008 for a successful world tour following a six-year hiatus.