So Scott Weiland died, and now STP just released their 25th Anniversary edition of their iconic album, “Core”; the album that made the band famous to begin with. Are they doing this in honor of Scott? Maybe, but I don’t see it that way at all.
I think the band are trying their best to stay relevant after Scott’s passing. They tried to replace him with Chester Bennington for a little bit. They were gonna have Chester be the frontman of STP full time but before Chester died, he left STP. Then STP decides to continue to look for a new singer by doing their own online competition thing. In this article, STP confirms they found someone, and already making new music with that new singer. They still have plans to continue as STP under the new singer.
The only reason I think they’re releasing this “Core” 25th Super Deluxe version is just to hype up the new STP with their new singer. Period?
STP already lost a lot of fans after vowing to continue STP with new singer. Why is the band continuing on without Scott? Well, I remember that the guys in STP, the Deleo Brothers, did two side projects in the past; they did the bands Talk Show and Army For Everyone which both of those bands flopped in record sales. Is that why they refuse to change the name ’cause they’re afraid that the next album would flop in record sales? Yes, I believe so. They’re desperately trying to get people interested in new STP album with new singer… that’s the only reason I can think of they’re releasing the “Core” 25th Anniv.
If this band want to continue on… hey, that’s their prerogative but I wish they would realize that STP is Scott’s baby. Scott wrote pretty much all STP albums himself, and wrote the band’s biggest hits. Will STP continue to be successful with new singer? My prediction: I don’t think so. In my opinion, I think this is career suicide for the band. Scott didn’t want this band to continue on, that’s what Scott sued them for to begin with, ya know?
Now that Scott is gone, the band believes they can freely do whatever they want now, so I’m sure they feel proud that they can continue on with STP without any legal problems. The surviving members of STP are no doubt arrogant jerks. They wouldn’t have had a career if it wasn’t for Scott anyways, so technically the guys in STP are disrespecting Scott. I’m sure Scott is rolling in his grave.
Watch the new STP album with new singer bomb hard in record sales ’cause no one will buy it. I don’t think any other singer could make STP music the way Scott did it. Scott made STP, no other singer could do what he did. I agree with most people… the guys should change the band name.