Scott Weiland’s long-awaited autobiography, “Not Dead & Not For Sale”, will be released on May 17 via the Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner.

Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, ex-Velvet Revolver), 43, 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.

These earthling papers explore Weiland’s early years as an altar boy right along with his first experiences with sex and drugs. Weiland discusses his complex relationships with his parents, stepfather, siblings, and the love of his life, Mary Forsberg Weiland. Readers learn the fascinating stories behind his most well-known songs and what it was like to be there at the beginning of the grunge phenomenon. “Not Dead & Not for Sale” is a hard rock memoir to be reckoned with — a passionate, insightful, and at times humorous book that reads with extraordinary narrative force.

Scott Weiland will be signing copies of “Not Dead & Not For Sale” on May 17 at Barnes & Noble – Union Square in New York City starting at 7:00 p.m.