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…

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…

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,…

TAKE A LOAD OFF

This is a track from Stone Temple Pilots’ last album with lead singer Scott Weiland. It was their first record in nine years, their previous release being 2001’s Shangri-La Dee Da. Guitarist Dean DeLeo told Musicradar.com about the song: “To me, there’s two types of people: there’s thinkers and there’s feelers. The thinkers are lawyers…

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′…

WONDERFUL

This was written by Scott Weiland and STP bass player Robert DeLeo while the band was on tour. Weiland considered it a love song for his wife at the time, Mary, dealing with the possibility of loss. “‘Wonderful’ has me dreaming about my death,” he wrote in his memoir. “In the next world, I envision…

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…

COME TOGETHER: A NIGHT FOR REVOLUTION

It aired on TNT and The WB. Originally planned to celebrate Lennon’s accomplishments, the concert took place on October 2, 2001 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, shortly after 9/11, and exactly one week before the 61st anniversary of Lennon’s birth. It was dedicated to “New York City and its people” and…

SHANGRI-LA DEE DA SESSIONS WITH GLEN CAMPBELL

The thought of anyone from block rockers Stone Temple Pilots working with Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell might at first seem as absurd as porn star Jenna Jameson advocating abstinence. On further examination, it doesn’t seem so bizarre. STP bassist and songwriter Robert DeLeo has spoken in interviews about his love for the country-pop performed by…

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS LEGACY

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