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The new Stone Temple Pilots album was pretty damn good, I was pretty surprised by it!!!

The new Stone Temple album is surprisingly really really good. Freakin’ loved it. Listened to it while working out at the gym today. When these guys kept going on without Scott Weiland, I have had my doubts and didn’t think they would be able to do it without him but they did. They still kill it and they still sound like STP even without Scott on vocals. The new singer sounds pretty close to Scott anyways.

Only very few iconic bands can go on without their original singers successfully for example Van Halen did it with Sammy Hagar, AC/DC did it with Brian Johnson, Genesis did it with Phil Collins and now STP did it with Jeff Gutt.

STP got a lot of backlash trying to move on without Scott but give them a chance. The new singer took a while to grow on me. Now I’m a fan of STP again.

I think I’m going to be listening to this album a lot. It’s a keeper for sure!

https://www.amazon.com/Stone-Temple-Pilots/dp/B079B8RHQJ

Kev

Stone Temple Pilots still being disrespectful and arrogant pricks to Scott Weiland even when he’s gone…

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.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/stone-temple-pilots-talk-core-song-by-song-scott-weiland-w505463

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.

Kev

Stone Temple Pilots is continuing as a band and looking for a new singer…

Stone Temple Pilots has announced that even though Scott Weiland passed away and Chester Bennington has moved on… the band wants to continue. To be fair to them, I think this is what Scott Weiland would want them to do was to carry on with their music.

Dean, Robert and Eric are looking for a new frontman. They’re not just looking for another famous frontman… they’re looking for any frontman. So if you’re a singer, you could audition for the band too.

http://loudwire.com/stone-temple-pilots-search-new-singer/

Should I audition for STP? My “Plush” cover wasn’t all that bad, haha.

Kev

Stone Temple Pilots honors Scott Weiland by posting different versions of their song “Atlanta”…

I just knew that the surviving members of STP were gonna pay tribute to Scott Weiland and they just did today.

On their website, they posted two different versions of their song “Atlanta”… which is the final track off their album, “No. 4”. They posted the full band version before the orchestra overdubs and they posted the orchestrated version. The orchestrated version of the song never made it on the No. 4 album so they released the band version instead for that album.

This is really cool stuff. “Atlanta” is one of my favorite songs by STP too as I think it’s one of their best tunes.

As you can see in the video below — Dean, Robert and Eric are listening to the song while fooling around with the controls and they do look very sad while listening to it. Proved that they really loved Scott.

See the band’s tribute to Scott Weiland here:

http://stonetemplepilots.com/memories-of-candles-and-incense/

Kev

Will Stone Temple Pilots put on a tribute concert to honor Scott Weiland? They could, I can see it happening…

I think the surviving members will honor Scott in some way and give some kind of tribute for him like maybe release unreleased material of STP music or they could put on a tribute show or both. Chester Bennington may no longer be involved in the band anymore but I can see STP getting a bunch of well-known singers together to sing a bunch of STP songs. I think they should do a tribute show for Scott for live TV. I can see it happening for sure, we’ll have to wait and see, ya know? I think the surviving members of STP will put on some kind of tribute thing for Scott just so they can show that they still cared for him. Fans are gonna expect them to do some kind of tribute thing and they’re not gonna want to ignore the fans. They gotta put on something and I think they will put on some kind of show for the fans. Give it time, y’all. I think they will do something for us STP fans, they won’t ignore us for sure.

Over the weekend, I’ve been on a listening binge of STP albums celebrating Scott’s music. While I do love all STP albums with Scott on them, my favorite album would have to be their third album, “Tiny Music”. Like most people, I would have to agree that “Tiny Music” was their best album in their career.

Kev

5 positive things to say about Scott Weiland…

The mainstream media and some music fans wants to say all kinds of negative stuff about Scott Weiland. Over the years, I supported the man the best I could and he always had my back and support almost most of the time. I would always try to defend the man too. No matter what anybody thought of Scott, I always supported the man. I’ve always loved Scott’s music since the days when STP started coming out in the 90’s. He’s been a hero to me since high school.

What are 5 things about Scott that are positive about him?

  • He was a great vocalist, musical genius and a great live performer too:  Love him or hate him all you want to, you can’t deny that the man is one of the greatest rock frontmen of all time. The man really knew how to sing. When he sings, his phrasing is so good and he knew how to make his vocals sound melodic. He doesn’t just sing along with the guitar riff like most singers do, this guy actually SINGS and did it well. He was also one of the best live performers around and knew how to put on a show ’cause he was a showman and entertainer.
  • He had a real passion for music:  Even though the doors kept closing on him with STP and Velvet Revolver, he just kept going musically with either his solo career or the Wildabouts. He had a big passion for music for sure and you can’t deny that. The man loved what he did and he showed it.
  • He appreciated his fans & supporters: Scott was really good with his fanbase. He appreciated them all. He would interact with fans online with his instagram/facebook/twitter and all that stuff. Plus, he is willing to meet fans out in public and take photos/sign autographs or whatever. Scott was a pretty classy guy.
  • He gave the best interviews: Scott always gave the best interviews in the music press ’cause I’ve read a lot of them. He always gave honest and intelligent answers. I’ve always enjoyed reading or listening to his interviews. I’ll admit that sometimes his interviews can get pretty weird but that’s because he was probably high or drunk on something but other than that, he can give some really cool interviews.
  • He was a pretty strong and tough dude:  He may have had all kinds of negative stuff thrown at him but he knew how to stay above it all. Even though he didn’t get along with STP and the Velvet Revolver, he kept on keepin’ on. Staying strong and lived life the way he wanted to.

That’s it. I didn’t think he deserved to be called a “trainwreck” and all that stuff ’cause we all have our problems. Despite his problems, he was a good man.

Kev

 

Will STP release a new album of unreleased material of Scott’s songs? I think they will at some point…

The guys in STP sent out a statement about Scott’s sudden passing. Letting the world know that the surviving members still care for Scott which is nice to see. Like I said in a post before, even though Scott and the other guys had a tough time getting along over the years, they always loved each other like brothers. I think the other guys in STP kicked Scott out of the band ’cause they want what is best for him and they wanted Scott to get well, ya know?

On a side note… I think the surviving members will honor Scott in someway like release a new STP album of unreleased material with Scott singing. I can see that happening ’cause I’m pretty sure STP has plenty of unreleased material they put aside over the years. Songs that didn’t make the past albums. We’ll wait to see what happens.

Kev