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…

READING FESTIVAL 1993

The Reading and Leeds Festivals are a pair of annual rock music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds in England. The events take place simultaneously on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend, sharing the same bill. The Reading Festival is held at Little John’s Farm on Richfield Avenue…

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…

WHERE THE RIVER GOES

A band composition from Stone Temple Pilots first album, this song is about going where life takes you: “I wanna be big as a mountain, I wanna fly high as the sun”. They came up with the riff the first time they jammed with Dean DeLeo, who replaced Corey Hickok on guitar. Dean is five…

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…

THE REVOLUTION 3 TOUR

Three of the most legendary bands in rock – The Cult, Bush and Stone Temple Pilots – are teaming up to create a tri-headlining event like no other: the Revolution 3 tour. The 20-city outing produced by Live Nation and fueled by Monster Energy marks the first time that these forces of rock music will…

A HARD ROCK SURPRISE OF THE YEAR

The quartet’s six-month-old debut album “Core” has sold more than 500,000 copies and is No. 25 on the national sales chart. The L.A.-based group is all over MTV and radio, and has played arenas with Megadeth and toured Europe on its own. What better way to increase the momentum than to be the opening act…

HEADBANGERS BALL

“This is a song called ‘Plush.’ ” That was Scott Weiland’s introduction to a stripped-down performance of Stone Temple Pilots’ monster hit (#39 on Billboard‘s Hot 100, #18 on their Mainstream Top 40, #9 on their Modern Rock and #1 on their Album Rock Tracks charts) on MTV’s Headbangers Ball show. “Plush” has often gotten…

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,…

TAKE A LOAD OFF

This is a track from Stone Temple Pilots’ last album with lead singer Scott Weiland. It was their first record in nine years, their previous release being 2001’s Shangri-La Dee Da. Guitarist Dean DeLeo told Musicradar.com about the song: “To me, there’s two types of people: there’s thinkers and there’s feelers. The thinkers are lawyers…