JAIME LAURITA

“My favorite band to cook for. We were a family“ Jamie Laurita @jaimelaurita On June 19th 2001, Stone Temple Pilots fifth studio album, Shangri – La Dee Da was released to mixed to good reviews. In truth this would prove to be STP’s most experimental record to date, touching on every influence from The Doors and The…

NO WAY OUT VIDEO SHOOT

Wanna direct a music video? The Stone Temple Pilots invited over 400 fans to bring their personal video cameras to a one-off concert at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night in order to help the group film its next video for “No Way Out”. The event was part of a KROQ…

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…

2010 ALBUM – STONE TEMPLE PILOTS

In 2008, San Diego alt-rockers Stone Temple Pilots ended a five-year split and reunited for a massive U.S. tour, kicking off with a rockin’ extravaganza at Harry Houdini’s old Hollywood mansion. And then the magic really started to happen: the quartet began jamming during sound checks and soon had an album’s worth of demos. On…

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…

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…

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…

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…

DAYS OF THE WEEK

Scott Weiland wrote this about how he felt when he got out of prison; he spent five months in jail in 1999 for violating his probation from a heroin conviction. Every day he was faced with new challenges and new insecurities. This was released as the first single from the fifth Stone Temple Pilots album,…

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…

MEMORIES OF CANDLES AND INCENSE

Stone Temple Pilots’ surviving members Robert DeLeo, Dean DeLeo, and Eric Kretz have released an emotional tribute to their late frontman Scott Weiland. In the video, the band listen back to “Atlanta” off of 1999’s No. 4 a video where they spotlight one of Weiland’s most powerful, resounding vocal performances. “Recently the three of us…