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…

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…

HUCKLEBERRY CRUMBLE

This Seventies-tinged number is a track from American rock band Stone Temple Pilots’ self-titled sixth studio album. Frontman Scott Welland told Spinner UK that for the record the band returned to the same formula they used for their hit albums Core and Purple. He said: “For the most part, Robert and Dean [DeLeo] write the instrumental riffs and then amongst…

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…

CAMP FREDDY

The Los Angeles-based “jam” group featuring guitarists Dave Navarro (ex-JANE’S ADDICTION, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) and Billy Morrison (ex-THE CULT bassist, current CIRCUS DIABLO vocalist) alongside VELVET REVOLVER members Matt Sorum (drums) and Scott Weiland (vocals) — was perform its cover of the CHEAP TRICK classic “Surrender” on NBC-TV’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”…

MTV SPRING BREAK

SERENA: Hanging out with Carmen Electra at Spring Break, but right now we are also hanging out with Stone Temple Pilots. How you guys doing?JOHN: Carmen Electra fans…SCOTT WEILAND: Yeah.JOHN: Why not?SERENA: Have you guys had any other previous spring break experiences other than just performing? Going out on your own, or going down to…

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…

TIME OF THE SEASON

“Time of the Season” is a song by The Zombies, featured on their 1968 album Odessey and Oracle. It was written by keyboard player Rod Argent and recorded at Abbey Road Studios in August 1967. Several other songs from Odessey and Oracle were released as singles prior to “Time of the Season”. Columbia Records supported…

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…

PURPLE

Stone Temple Pilots reached their peak early in their career with the release of Purple in 1994. This second album builds off the sounds forged on the band’s 1992 debut album Core, while bringing that sound to a more enriched, mature, and entertaining level. This was accomplished by expanding on the sub-genres fused with the…

ALIVE IN THE WINDY CITY

It was filmed in the Riviera Theatre in Chicago back in March 2010 and tied in with the release of their self-titled album. it intersperses such songs from that album as ‘Between The Lines’, ‘Huckleberry Crumble’ and ‘Hickory Dichotomy’ with some classic hits like ‘Vasoline’, ‘Big Empty’, ‘Plush’, ‘Sour Girl’ and ‘Interstate Love Song’. It…