JUNIOR BROWN

Four-time Grammy country-rocker nominee, Junior Brown, is regarded as one of the hippest guitar-playing vocalists in music today. His biggest fans include some of the most cutting edge artists in rock and alternative, providing him opportunities to cross the borders of traditional country. He has performed with such artists as the Dave Matthews Band and…

THIS IS A SONG CALLED PLUSH

The lyrics were inspired, in part, by an unfortunate news story in Stone Temple Pilots’ hometown of San Diego, California about a missing young woman who was later discovered dead by local law enforcement (“And I feel, when the dogs begin to smell her…”). At a concert in Columbus, Ohio on May 17, 2008, lead…

BI-POLAR BEAR

Combining the phrases “bipolar disorder” and “polar bear,” Scott Weiland arrived at “Bi-Polar Bear,” which he wrote after he and his wife Mary Forsberg were diagnosed with the condition. Wondering if there was something in their brain chemistry that was causing them to be temperamental and impulsive, they went to a psychiatrist who confirmed the diagnosis. Weiland…

HELP

Scott Weiland was released his own clothing line through Christopher Wicks on line company, and is finding out first hand the correlation between writing a good song and designing a memorable wardrobe. “Making this line is like making an album,” explained Weiland the designer. “It’s going back and forth with different designs. It’s like you…

TUMBLE IN THE ROUGH

Why Being A Stone Temple Pilots Fan Was A Roller Coaster Ride? Stone Temple Pilots had just released Tiny Music Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop, but after taking a tumble in the rough in 1996, the band soldiered on with plenty of radio play and tour dates in 1997. “Tumble in the Rough” was…

A HARD ROCK SURPRISE OF THE YEAR

The quartet’s six-month-old debut album “Core” has sold more than 500,000 copies and is No. 25 on the national sales chart. The L.A.-based group is all over MTV and radio, and has played arenas with Megadeth and toured Europe on its own. What better way to increase the momentum than to be the opening act…

BUT NOT TONIGHT

Scott Weiland performed a cover version of the DEPECHE MODE song “But Not Tonight” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”. The song is off of the Not American Teen Movie Soundtrack (which features a ton of great 80s covers). Scott Weiland’s autobiography, “Not Dead & Not For Sale”, was released on May 17 via the Simon &…

MAGNIFICENT BASTARDS AND MASTERS OF REALITY

In 1995, Scott Weiland formed the alternative rock band The Magnificent Bastards with session drummer Victor Indrizzo in San Diego, California. The band included Zander Schloss and Jeff Nolan on guitars and Bob Thompson on bass. Only two songs were recorded by The Magnificent Bastards. “Mockingbird Girl”, composed by Nolan, Schloss, and Weiland, appeared in…