JUNIOR BROWN

Four-time Grammy country-rocker nominee, Junior Brown, is regarded as one of the hippest guitar-playing vocalists in music today. His biggest fans include some of the most cutting edge artists in rock and alternative, providing him opportunities to cross the borders of traditional country. He has performed with such artists as the Dave Matthews Band and…

THIS IS A SONG CALLED PLUSH

The lyrics were inspired, in part, by an unfortunate news story in Stone Temple Pilots’ hometown of San Diego, California about a missing young woman who was later discovered dead by local law enforcement (“And I feel, when the dogs begin to smell her…”). At a concert in Columbus, Ohio on May 17, 2008, lead…

BI-POLAR BEAR

Combining the phrases “bipolar disorder” and “polar bear,” Scott Weiland arrived at “Bi-Polar Bear,” which he wrote after he and his wife Mary Forsberg were diagnosed with the condition. Wondering if there was something in their brain chemistry that was causing them to be temperamental and impulsive, they went to a psychiatrist who confirmed the diagnosis. Weiland…

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…

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 &…

THE WONDERGIRLS

A onetime Scott Weiland project called the Wondergirls may have some unreleased music featuring the vocalist en route. The group, formed in 1999, was an all-star collective, with Weiland leading or sharing vocals. Along with Weiland, the band featured Orgy’s Jay Gordon and Ryan Shuck, Porno for Pyros’ Martyn LeNoble, Puddle of Mudd’s Doug Ardito,…