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…

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…

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…