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…

ATLANTA

A haunting ballad written in Atlanta, this song is about Scott Weiland’s first wife, Janina Castaneda, and the end of their relationship – they were going through a divorce at the time that was finalized in 2000. Scott’s vocal is reminiscent of Jim Morrison of The Doors. They got married in 1994, just as STP…

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…

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…

CREEP

This early ’90s Grunge classic has some intriguing lyrics:“Take time with a wounded hand ’cause it likes to heal”,“Take time with a wounded hand ’cause I like to steal”. The “Wounded Hand” could belong to Jesus Christ, simply because Jesus was a healer and of course he had nails driven through his hands. Also, you…

DAYS OF THE WEEK

Scott Weiland wrote this about how he felt when he got out of prison; he spent five months in jail in 1999 for violating his probation from a heroin conviction. Every day he was faced with new challenges and new insecurities. This was released as the first single from the fifth Stone Temple Pilots album,…

HOWARD STERN SHOW 1996

Over the past two decades, Scott visited the Howard Stern Show numerous times at different points in his career and always proved to be an incredible guest and talent. “I remember being blown away by how original their music was,” Howard noted. “There was real power in that music”. In Scott’s memory, we look back…

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…

FALL TO PIECES (THE BOOK)

Around the time that The Strokes were first being hyped-up-the-ass in the press as the Saviors of Rock – while simultaneously confounding my senses with their hopelessly derivative, shitty music – I found myself in the NYC office of that band’s publicist. This particular guy, who I’ll call Ken, because that is his name, had…

THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR

Commercialism and consumerism can easily bring out the Grinch in even the most ardent Christmas enthusiast. It seems as though nobody’s immune to picking the pockets of their fans with some sappy yuletide wishes. Bono once informed everyone that “There won’t be snow in Africa this Christmas,” Bob Dylan had a disaster of a Christmas…

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 &…

NO WAY OUT

Stone Temple Pilots, in their ongoing effort to reconnect with consumers after a few years of inactivity and uncertainty following singer Scott Weiland’s well-documented legal troubles, made good on their plan to shoot their next video in Los Angeles on Sunday evening by enlisting help from their loyal fans. The clip for the song “No…