PURPLE

Stone Temple Pilots reached their peak early in their career with the release of Purple in 1994. This second album builds off the sounds forged on the band’s 1992 debut album Core, while bringing that sound to a more enriched, mature, and entertaining level. This was accomplished by expanding on the sub-genres fused with the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…