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…

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…

STP BEST BUY EDITION

Losing two singers in such a short period is really one of the biggest tragedies in rock history, to see STP come back with a new album with some really triumphant sounding songs is powerful especially on the first few listens. Scott and Chester’s spirits are definitely felt throughout the album. The album kicks off…

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…