2006 THE MASQUERADE

ARMY OF ANYONE was celebrate the release of their self-titled CD (out November 14, 2006 on Firm Music) with a series of television appearances and an in-store performance/signing in Los Angeles. First up for the band — vocalist Richard Patrick, formerly of FILTER; guitarist Dean DeLeo and bassist Robert DeLeo, ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS; and drummer…

THE RISE OF VELVET REVOLVER

It’s January 2003, several years after former Guns N’ Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum walked away from the band that made them rock stars. And here they are in a North Hollywood rehearsal studio trying to rekindle their undeniable musical chemistry. All they need is the perfect singer. But finding a worthy…

TINY MUSIC

Tiny Music… Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop is the third studio album by American rock band Stone Temple Pilots, released on March 26, 1996, on Atlantic Records. After a brief hiatus in 1995, the band regrouped to record Tiny Music, living and recording the album together on a ranch located in Santa Ynez, California. Tiny Music… saw Stone Temple Pilots moving away…

STRIPPED

VELVET REVOLVER performed a five-song set as part of “Stripped”, an in-studio performance series created for artists who thrive on performing without the typical studio and video embellishments. VELVET REVOLVER was celebrate New Year’s Eve by performing at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom. The Grammy-winning band’s set will consist of material from their current and…

ARMY OF ANYONE

Army of Anyone was a rock supergroup formed by Filter frontman Richard Patrick with two members of rock band Stone Temple Pilots. In addition to Patrick on vocals, the band featured brothers Dean DeLeo and Robert DeLeo (on guitar and bass respectively), and Ray Luzier, formerly of David Lee Roth’s band, on drums. The band released one self-titled album in November 2006, which was well-received, but sold well short of the members’ multi-platinum selling releases of their other…

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…

PERDIDA

Things have never been easy for Stone Temple Pilots. Throughout the band’s tumultuous career, STP has somehow managed to persevere, overcoming the hurdles of addiction and copyright litigation and later, the deaths of frontmen Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington. On Perdida, their new acoustic album, STP proves why they’ve had such staying power throughout their career….

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…

CARLOS SANTANA

The longest-running, most successful partnership in the history of rock takes flight anew, as legendary Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees Carlos Santana and Clive Davis, Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Entertainment, collaborate on the brand new concept album, “Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics Of All Time”, arriving in stores September 21 on Arista Records. The album was co-produced by Carlos…

HELP

Scott Weiland was released his own clothing line through Christopher Wicks on line company, and is finding out first hand the correlation between writing a good song and designing a memorable wardrobe. “Making this line is like making an album,” explained Weiland the designer. “It’s going back and forth with different designs. It’s like you…

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…