ALIVE IN THE WINDY CITY

It was filmed in the Riviera Theatre in Chicago back in March 2010 and tied in with the release of their self-titled album. it intersperses such songs from that album as ‘Between The Lines’, ‘Huckleberry Crumble’ and ‘Hickory Dichotomy’ with some classic hits like ‘Vasoline’, ‘Big Empty’, ‘Plush’, ‘Sour Girl’ and ‘Interstate Love Song’. It…

BARBARELLA

“Barbarella” was based on a comic strip that was serialized in a French men’s magazine in the early 1960s, created by artist Jean-Claude Forest. When the collected strips were published as a stand-alone book in 1964, a scandal ensued when it was deemed pornographic even though it was, at best, slightly erotic. The book caught…

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…

ROCK ON THE RANGE

Taking place in Columbus, Ohio, a sold-out Rock On The Range again proved why it’s one of the best festivals of the year, and it’s just as much about the people as it is the music. While performances by Marilyn Manson and Slipknot were ocular sensations alone, it was the festival crowd that provided the…

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…

READING FESTIVAL 1993

The Reading and Leeds Festivals are a pair of annual rock music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds in England. The events take place simultaneously on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend, sharing the same bill. The Reading Festival is held at Little John’s Farm on Richfield Avenue…

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…

WHERE THE RIVER GOES

A band composition from Stone Temple Pilots first album, this song is about going where life takes you: “I wanna be big as a mountain, I wanna fly high as the sun”. They came up with the riff the first time they jammed with Dean DeLeo, who replaced Corey Hickok on guitar. Dean is five…

HEADBANGERS BALL

“This is a song called ‘Plush.’ ” That was Scott Weiland’s introduction to a stripped-down performance of Stone Temple Pilots’ monster hit (#39 on Billboard‘s Hot 100, #18 on their Mainstream Top 40, #9 on their Modern Rock and #1 on their Album Rock Tracks charts) on MTV’s Headbangers Ball show. “Plush” has often gotten…

TOO COOL QUEENIE

This song was written by Scott Weiland, who at the time refused to comment on it’s subject, but later revealed that it was about Courtney Love, something most fans suspected. The lyrics describe a woman who berates a man in a rock band until he kills himself – a thinly veiled reference to Love and…

HELLO, IT’S LATE

This song was created in the purple era but it was published years after that, there are some complications to state the who is the subject of this song. Scott was married to Janina Castaneda and got divorced in the February, 2000, it is known that Scott was seeing Mary Forsberg already in the 98′…