DECADES ROCK LIVE

At first glance, the guest stars that joined Cyndi Lauper for her Trump Taj Mahal Hotel & Casino concert would surprise many. Shaggy? Ani DiFranco? The Hooters? Pat Monahan? Scott Weiland?!. But those following the singer’s career know that she long ago left behind the flaming hair, flamboyant secondhand shop wardrobe and bouncy pop that…

STP BEST BUY EDITION

Losing two singers in such a short period is really one of the biggest tragedies in rock history, to see STP come back with a new album with some really triumphant sounding songs is powerful especially on the first few listens. Scott and Chester’s spirits are definitely felt throughout the album. The album kicks off…

SHANGRI-LA DEE DA DOCUMENTARY

Stone Temple Pilots filmed a behind-the-scenes documentary as they recorded the LP in their beach villa-turned-recording studio. “It set out to be like a modern-day ‘Let It Be,’” Chapman Baehler, the film’s director, said Thursday (April 5, 2001), referring to Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s 1970 Beatles documentary. The film follows singer Scott Weiland, guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist…

MEMORIES OF CANDLES AND INCENSE

Stone Temple Pilots’ surviving members Robert DeLeo, Dean DeLeo, and Eric Kretz have released an emotional tribute to their late frontman Scott Weiland. In the video, the band listen back to “Atlanta” off of 1999’s No. 4 a video where they spotlight one of Weiland’s most powerful, resounding vocal performances. “Recently the three of us…

ROADIE CHEFS

On June 19th 2001, Stone Temple Pilots fifth studio album, Shangri – La Dee Da was released to mixed to good reviews. In truth this would prove to be STP’s most experimental record to date, touching on every influence from The Doors and The Beatles right through to Bowie, with the heavier aspects of the band…

WESTERLY RANCH 1996

What does it take to create a best-selling album, talent obviously. But what else energy, focus, dreams, luck and maybe a little magic. STP find all of these things and more when they team up with their personal chef Jaime Laurita in a spectacular retreat in the hills above Malibu California mansion rented for 3…

CINNAMON

In 2010, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS reunited and released a new album that, against almost all odds, didn’t suck. In fact, the self-titled LP—their first new studio release in over nine years—was pretty damn good, showing a quartet that sounded more grounded and mature, both musically and mentally. But, still, there are certain things that will…

BEST BUY EDITION

Stone Temple Pilots (2018) is the seventh studio album by American rock band Stone Temple Pilots. It is the second consecutive self-titled album by the band and was released on March 16, 2018. The album is the first to feature lead singer Jeff Gutt, and the first without original singer Scott Weiland, who died in…

THE SECOND ALBUM

I remember when Purple first arrived at the radio station ahead of its June 7, 1994, release. We were expecting more grunge-like tracks along the lines of “Plush” and “Sex-Type Thing, ” so we were all a little surprised to find that STP had, well, evolved. It was still grunge-y–sort of–but Scott Weiland had found…

ROGER WATERS US+THEM

Eleven years after it was his first concert in Lima – a show that, moreover, coincided with the beginning of the opening of the city to the arrival of artists and international bands – Roger Waters returned to Peru with the tour US+THEM. The show, which lasted for just over two hours, was held at…

No4

19 years ago today, Stone Temple Pilots released their fourth album, and you’ll never guess what they called it!. Produced by Brendan O’Brien, NO. 4 wasn’t exactly the band’s best promoted album, but the blame for that situation must be set squarely at the feet of the late Scott Weiland, unfortunately, as he kicked off…

MELODY AND THE TYRANNY

VELVET REVOLVER will issue an EP in Europe on June 1 called “Melody and the Tyranny”, which will be available as an import in the U.S. and possibly on iTunes. The EP will contain two tracks from the band’s new CD, “Libertad”, as well as TALKING HEADS cover “Psycho Killer” (which was recorded during the…