WONDERFUL

This was written by Scott Weiland and STP bass player Robert DeLeo while the band was on tour. Weiland considered it a love song for his wife at the time, Mary, dealing with the possibility of loss. “‘Wonderful’ has me dreaming about my death,” he wrote in his memoir. “In the next world, I envision…

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…

HARD TO THE CORE

The Daytona Beach Bandshell is an amphitheatre located at Ocean Avenue, north of the junction of Main Street and Atlantic Avenue. On March 5, 1999, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. On April 18, 2012, the AIA’s Florida Chapter placed the Daytona Beach Bandshell on its list of Florida Architecture:…

FALL TO PIECES (THE BOOK)

Around the time that The Strokes were first being hyped-up-the-ass in the press as the Saviors of Rock – while simultaneously confounding my senses with their hopelessly derivative, shitty music – I found myself in the NYC office of that band’s publicist. This particular guy, who I’ll call Ken, because that is his name, had…

ROADIE CHEFS

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 Beatles right through to Bowie, with the heavier aspects of the band…

WESTERLY RANCH 1996

What does it take to create a best-selling album, talent obviously. But what else energy, focus, dreams, luck and maybe a little magic. STP find all of these things and more when they team up with their personal chef Jaime Laurita in a spectacular retreat in the hills above Malibu California mansion rented for 3…

CINNAMON

In 2010, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS reunited and released a new album that, against almost all odds, didn’t suck. In fact, the self-titled LP—their first new studio release in over nine years—was pretty damn good, showing a quartet that sounded more grounded and mature, both musically and mentally. But, still, there are certain things that will…

BEST BUY EDITION

Stone Temple Pilots (2018) is the seventh studio album by American rock band Stone Temple Pilots. It is the second consecutive self-titled album by the band and was released on March 16, 2018. The album is the first to feature lead singer Jeff Gutt, and the first without original singer Scott Weiland, who died in…

THE SECOND ALBUM

I remember when Purple first arrived at the radio station ahead of its June 7, 1994, release. We were expecting more grunge-like tracks along the lines of “Plush” and “Sex-Type Thing, ” so we were all a little surprised to find that STP had, well, evolved. It was still grunge-y–sort of–but Scott Weiland had found…

I WON’T USE MEGAPHONE IN LIVE SHOW

New STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Jeff Gutt said in an interview with Detroit News that one of late STP singer Scott Weiland’s signature stage props — a megaphone — will not find its way into Gutt’s act. According to The Pulse Of Radio, Gutt explained that the megaphone was “sacred” with Weiland, adding, “There’s nothing…

CAMDEN 2010 NEW JERSEY

Alice In Chains and Stone Temple Pilots meet up for one night in Camden NJ as headliners for the WMMR’s BBQ. Both bands blew away the near capacity crowd at the Susquehanna Bank Center. Stone Temple Pilots rocked the New Jersey stadium with their energy and charisma which was assisted by the psychedelic video big…