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Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath on Scott Weiland’s Death: ‘I Wasn’t Shocked’

<> 2013 Green Inaugural Ball at NEWSEUM on January 20, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Following Billy Corgan, Travis Barker, and more, Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath is the latest artist to speak on the record about Scott Weiland’s death. TMZ posted a preview clip of the ’90s sugar-pop stalwart’s forthcoming conversation with Theo Von and Matthew Cole Weiss’ Allegedly podcast, which will be broadcast in full on December 15.

“I ran into him a few times, and he admitted he was drinking still,” McGrath tells the show’s hosts. “Drinking’s just not part of the game; you’re either sober or you’re not.” He then goes on to say Weiland, at a mutual friend’s wedding, was a little “slow, almost psychological more than it even was the booze,” to the point of seeming “out of it.” Listen to the minute-long excerpt here.