'In The Suit You Wear'
March 28, 2002
There are unconfirmed
reports that Scott mentioned this name as the new song title
that will be featured on the Spiderman movie soundtrack.
This is why they are supposedly holding off on releasing 'Wonderful.'
The song, according to Scott, has a harder sound and the new
STP album will be "taking it back to the basics."
Weiland Answers Questions
March 27, 2002
Q: I was wondering
if there was ever another career path that you had considered
pursuing instead of being a musician?
Scott: No never. I always told my parents that I would go back
to college if it didn't work out, however I really couldn't
conceive of doing something else.
Q: I would like to know what your take is on all of the mp3
sharing going on.
Scott: I think it's an excellent way for people to get a hold
of rare music.
Q: 'Naked Sunday' is about your stance on Religion, but how
has it changed in the past 10 years? Does having a family change
your views any?
Scott: Naked Sunday is about my feelings towards organized religion
of the Dogmatic and oppressive nature, which really isn't about
spirituality or God at all. It's about power.
Q: I was reading an interview with you in the UK magazine Kerrang!.
It asked you what STP song did you think was the worst and you
said 'Ride the Cliché'. I was just wondering what you don't
like about it because I think it's a great song and I know lots
of other STP fans do to.
Scott: I don't like every song ever written by anyone let alone
myself: As a matter of fact, I don't even like every song ever
written by the Beatles.
Q: What goes through your head when you go on stage in front
of a crowd of screaming, crazed fans?
Scott: Most of the time I'm lost in the moment, which is how
I prefer to be. However, when I'm ultra aware, it can be an
Q: My question to you is how did you come up with all of those
crazy moves you do on stage??
Scott: Borrow and steal! James Brown, Iggy Pop, Mick Jagger,
Middle eastern belly dancing-Tai-Chi meets urban punk rock soul
Q: I was wondering what is it like performing in front of all
your fans (or not fans)? Can you tell us the differences between
performing back in the core/purple/tiny music days, as compared
to performing in the No.4/Shangri la days? Also, what was it
like during your solo record to go on stage? Did you ever go
to a talk show concert, and if you did, what did you think?
Scott: We are 100 times better live now then we were then. We've
discovered ourselves and evolved into a completely different
I was extremely wasted during 12 Bar Blues, therefore my memory
doesn't serve me to well. I think Talk Show was 3/4 of the way
Q: I was just wondering what you meant when you said you're
sorry you turned your back on your fans? And why do you say
Shangri-La Dee Da was rejected...Shangri-La Dee Da was a great
Scott: I agree. Shangrila was an artistic statement for us.
It came from an honest and vulnerable place. But don't fool
yourself, even some great albums are overlooked.
Q: I have always wondered what song for you holds the most meaning
to you. Out of everything we as fans have heard what is the
song that you find most personal to you. And while I'm on the
subject what is your best album you ever put together in your
Scott: I would have to say that the most painfully honest song
that I've ever written was either "Adhesive" or "The Date."
Out best album was either Purple or Shangrila.
Stone Temple Pilots Flesh Out Spring Tour
March 26, 2002
Veteran modern rock
outfit Stone Temple Pilots has confirmed a 16-date spring U.S.
tour, comprising a mix of festival and headlining appearances.
The trek begins April 12 with a previously announced stop at
the Rock For The Roses benefit in Austin, Texas, and is scheduled
to wrap May 5 at Memphis' annual Beale Street Music Festival.
STP is reportedly gearing up to begin work on its next Atlantic
studio album, which will be the follow-up to last year's "Shangri-La
Dee Da." That set debuted at No. 9 on The Billboard 200 and
has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association
of America for U.S. shipments of 500,000 copies.
Fans can also hear STP on Elektra's upcoming "Family Values
Tour 2001" live album, due May 7. Although the group's "Wonderful"
was originally scheduled to be the set's first single, Elektra
has opted to send a sampler featuring various album tracks to
U.S. radio outlets for airplay consideration. The set also sports
songs from Linkin Park, Staind, Static-X, and Deadsy.
Here are Stone Temple Pilots' tour dates:
April 12: Austin, Texas (Auditorium Shores / Rock For The Roses)
April 13: Miami (Bicentennial Park / Beyond 2002)
April 16: Norfolk, Va. (NorVa)
April 18: Long Island, N.Y. (venue TBA)
April 19: Atlantic City, N.J. (Trump Marina)
April 20: Wallingford, Conn. (venue TBA)
April 21: Ithaca, N.Y. (Cornell University)
April 23: New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)
April 24: Gainesville, Fla. (venue TBA)
April 26: Jacksonville, Fla. (venue TBA)
April 27: Charlotte, N.C. (Uptown Charlotte / CityFest Live)
April 28: Zephyr Hills, Fla. (Festival Park / Livestock 12)
April 30: Huntsville, Ala. (Von Braun Center)
May 3: Birmingham, Ala. (venue TBA)
May 4: Atlanta (Music Midtown Festival)
May 5: Memphis (Beale Street Music Festival)
Article by Jonathan
Cohen for Billboard.com
Stone Temple Pilots Map Spring Tour, Begin Work On Next LP
March 25, 2002
While they won't have
Linkin Park and Staind along for the ride this time, Stone Temple
Pilots will return to the road next month for a 16-date tour.
The band, which headlined the Family Values Tour last year,
will make several festival appearances and will play more intimate
headlining gigs dubbed "A Night With Stone Temple Pilots," according
to the group's management.
STP tentatively plan to spend the summer working on their sixth
album, but got a head start earlier this month when they laid
down a track in Los Angeles.
A live version of the fatalistic love song "Wonderful" from
their latest CD, Shangri-La Dee Da, will appear on the upcoming
compilation Family Values Tour 2001. The rendition, which features
Linkin Park vocalist and longtime STP fan Chester Bennington
on backup vocals, arrived at radio last week. The third CD to
be spawned from the Family Values Tour will also include the
STP live favorites "Vasoline," "Wicked Garden" and "Creep,"
the latter featuring Staind frontman Aaron Lewis (see "Aaron
Lewis Assists STP, Linkin Park On Family Values CD").
The Pilots have a few other projects in the pipeline, both personal
and professional. Singer Scott Weiland and bassist Robert DeLeo
continue to work on material for solo albums, while Weiland
is preparing to become a father for the second time. His wife,
Mary, is due to give birth to a baby girl in July. Their first
child, a boy named Noah, was born in late 2000.
Stone Temple Pilots tour dates, according to the band's management:
4/12 - Austin, TX @ Auditorium Shores
4/13 - Miami, FL @ Bicentennial Park
4/16 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
4/18 - Long Island, NY @ TBA
4/19 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Trump Marina
4/20 - Wallingford, CT @ TBA
4/21 - Ithaca, NY @ Cornell University
4/23 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
4/24 - Gainesville, FL @ TBA
4/26 - Jacksonville, FL @ TBA
4/27 - Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Charlotte
4/28 - Zephyr Hills, FL @ Festival Park
4/30 - Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Civic Center
5/3 - Birmingham, AL @ TBA
5/4 - Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown Festival
5/5 - Memphis, TN @ Tom Lee Park
STP For The Spider
March 17, 2002
Cantrell of Alice In Chains fame recently collaborated with
Saliva frontman Josey Scott and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger
on a new track entitled "Hero". The song is expected to be featured
on the soundtrack to the upcoming live action film adaptation
of the legendary comic book "Spiderman", which is due out in
stores on April 23rd through Sony, while the film itself will
land in theaters in early May. Other songs tentatively marked
for inclusion on the soundtrack are Alien Ant Farm's "Bug Bites",
a solo track by Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor entitled "Bother"
and a new song from the Stone Temple Pilots.
Stone Temple Pilots Turn Down OzzFest 2002 To Make New Album
March 14, 2002
Stone Temple Pilots
will be playing various festivals this spring, including Atlanta's
Music Midtown, but the band is taking the summer off. Singer
Scott Weiland told LAUNCH that the band actually turned down
the OzzFest in favor of hitting the studio.
"You know we were asked to play the OzzFest, but we turned it
down," he said. "And it's not because we don't think OzzFest
is a viable tour, it obviously is a viable tour. It's been around
for quite some time, now and it's pretty successful and not
to mention lucrative. But lucrative is not always the best reason
to do a tour. I think we're more interested in the music that
nobody has heard yet. And a lot of music we haven't even heard
yet ourselves. In a sense I'm hinting around that we're looking
towards making another record."
Stone Temple Pilots' last album, Shangri-La Dee Da, went gold
as certified by the Recording Industry Association of America
for sales of 500,000 copies.
by Darren Davis for Launch
Spring Tour Dates
March 14, 2002
04.12.02 Austin, TX - Auditorium Shores - Rock For the Roses
04.13.02 Miami, FL - Bicetennial Park - Beyond 2002
04.27.02 Charlotte, NC - Uptown Charlotte - Cityfest Live!!
04.28.02 Zephyrhills, FL - Zephyrhills Festival Park - Livestock
05.04.02 Atlanta, GA - Midtown Atlanta - Music Midtown Festival
05.05.02 Memphis, TN - Beale Street - Beale Street Music Festival
Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland Making Room For Daughter
March 13, 2002
Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland is making room for
his second child--a girl--later this year. Weiland told LAUNCH
how he and wife Mary are preparing for the new baby's arrival."The
experiences that I've learned from raising my son, Noah, who's
almost 16 months old, are the ones that will prepare me for
raising my daughter-to-be's young life as well," he said.
He added, "We know how to do it fairly well, now. I mean my
son is healthy...It amazes me that he is happy and he is fed
and that he gets to bed at the usual time every night. It sort
of lets you know, 'My God, how did this ever happen?' I'm actually
a parent and a pretty good one."
He concluded, "I never took a class on how to be a parent. I
was really worried that I wouldn't know what to do or that I
was too self-obsessed of a person to actually commit myself
physically, emotionally, and spiritually to another person who
is totally dependent on me. I guess it's animal instinct. You
make the right decisions every day and life moves on."
Stone Temple Pilots will tour in the spring, but plan to be
off the road around the time of the birth of Weiland's daughter
in late spring/early summer.
by Darren Davis for Launch
'Wonderful' To Hit Radio On March 20
March 12, 2002
'Wonderful', the first single from the upcoming Family Values
Tour 2001 CD, goes to radio on March 20. Be sure to call and
From the Official
STP's Weiland Recalls A 'Wonderful'
Experience With Linkin Park's Bennington
March 12, 2002
Stone Temple Pilots have four songs on the forthcoming Family
Values 2001 album, two of which feature guest appearances. Linkin
Park vocalist Chester Bennington is featured on STP's "Wonderful,"
which will be the first single off the collection. STP frontman
Scott Weiland told LAUNCH how the pairing came about.
"Chester was coming out on stage with us pretty much from the
onset of the tour performing 'Dead And Bloated' with me. He's
younger than I am by a few years, and STP is sort of the band
he grew up with, along with a couple of others. Before I even
met him I read a lot in the press, in magazines and such, as
far as what his feelings were towards STP and the kind of effect
and influence it has had on him," Weiland said. "So, we were
pretty honored to hear that and to meet him. And when he was
interested in coming up on stage we thought it would be kind
Family Values 2001 is slated for release May 7. It also features
Stone Temple Pilots classics "Vasoline," "Wicked Garden," and
"Creep." The latter track features vocals from Staind 's Aaron
by Darren Davis for Launch
Family Values Tour 2001 CD With
STP, Linkin Park, & Staind Drops May 7
March 10, 2002
Elektra has set a May 7 release date for the "Family Values
Tour 2001" live album, the third such release to document the
rock-oriented trek. The set sports a variety of tracks from
last year's tour participants Stone Temple Pilots, Linkin
Park, Staind, Static-X, and Deadsy. STP's "Wonderful"
will serve as the first single and will be sent next week to
U.S. radio outlets for airplay consideration. A video treatment
is being developed and may include live footage from the tour.
STP's other tracks are "Vasoline," "Wicked Garden," and
"Creep," the latter with a guest spot by Staind frontman Aaron
Lewis (footage of that pairing is available on STP's
official Web site). Linkin Park contributes "Runaway" and "One
Step Closer," also featuring Lewis, while Staind itself offers
"Fade" and the rock radio smash hit "It's Been Awhile." Among
the other oddities are Lewis' solo rendition of the Pearl Jam
ballad "Black" and Deadsy's cover of the Rush classic "Tom Sawyer."
Interscope's album from the 1999 Family Values tour helped launch
Staind into the spotlight with the acoustic version of "Outside,"
performed by Lewis and Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst. That track
hit No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and No.
2 on the Modern Rock Tracks tally, and later reappeared in a
full band version on Staind's 2001 Elektra album "Break the
In related news, Stone Temple Pilots is planning a series
of live shows for the month of April. As previously reported,
one of those will be an appearance at the Beyond 2002 Super
Festival, running April 12-14 in Miami.
Here is the tracklist for "Family Values Tour 2001":
1. "Vasoline," Stone Temple Pilots
2. "Runaway," Linkin Park
3. "Fade," Staind
4. "Wonderful," Stone Temple Pilots
5. "Push It," Static-X (featuring P. Exeter Blue)
6. "It's Been a While," Staind
7. "Wicked Garden," Stone Temple Pilots
8. "Cold," Static-X
9. "Black," Aaron Lewis of Staind
10. "Creep," Stone Temple Pilots (featuring Staind's
11. "Tom Sawyer," Deadsy
12. "One Step Closer," Linkin Park (featuring Staind's Aaron
The first single from the 12-track CD will be Stone Temple
Pilots' "Wonderful," which goes to radio on March 20.
STP Tour Announcement Coming Soon!
March 7, 2002
Stone Temple Pilots
are currently planning on playing several dates beginning in
April. One stop that is known is shown below.
STP Join Beyond 2002 Super Festival
March 6, 2002
Temple Pilots, Fatboy Slim, and Third Eye Blind have joined
the lineup of the inaugural Beyond 2002 Super Festival. The
April 12-14 event will present artists on five stages at Miami's
The addition of STP and Third Eye Blind, as well as Less
Than Jake and Dubcat (featuring members of the Long Beach Dub
All-Stars/Sublime) raises the rock quotient of the festival,
which already boasts hip-hop acts Outkast, Snoop Dogg,
Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Ice-T, Afrika Bambaataa, and Slick
Rick; and electronic artists Rabbit in the Moon, Jackel and
Hyde, and Monk. Also confirmed is comedian Carl Payne ("The
Martin Lawrence Show"), who will host the April 12 festivities.
Beyond 2002 will also feature DJ, MC, and B-Boy battles, graffiti
muralists, and extreme sports demonstrations with such notables
as skateboarders Bucky Lasek and Andy MacDonald, BMX bikers
Jay Miron and Thad Miller, motocross riders Kenny Bartram and
Trevor Vines, and snowboarders Ricky Bowers and Matt O'Conner.
Video For 'Wonderful' To Include Chester Bennington
March 5, 2002
music video for STP's 'Wonderful' is from their live performance
with Linkin Parks' Chester Bennington. The video is to include
live footage from the performance with Chester performing with
the band. The Brothers Strause are being eyed to direct.
Robert DeLeo Answers Questions
March 1, 2002
Q: How is the solo
album coming along and do you plan to release it in the near
future? Also, will you sing on your solo album?
Robert: I am compiling a number of songs that have not made
their way onto STP records- not because they're bad songs- just
because they never found a place. Though they're different from
STP, they still mean a lot to me. I'll be releasing this when
the time's right. I'm playing everything but drums, and still
trying to figure out whether my voice is best suited for these
Q: What ever happened to the music that you wrote for Ozzy Osbourne?
Robert: I went into the studio with Ozzy, and wrote 3 songs
which were never used. But I got a chance to meet one of my
idols- which is always an amazing experience.
Q: Who and what inspired you to play music and how long have
you been playing?
Robert: Ever since I was about 3 years old, music has touched
me. And being the youngest of my family, I was influenced by
all my older brother and sister's music. When Dean got his first
guitar and I watched him play, along with the music I was raised
on, I knew I wanted to do that. I've been playing guitar since
I was 15. I started bass at 16 by chance because Dean's band
needed a bass player. There's so many different kinds of music
that inspire me to play.
Q: On your signature bass by Scheter, it has two knobs (volume,
tone); and on your main Shecter bass you had a finger rest and
another knob. What does that other knob do? Is it another tone
Robert: My Schecter basses all have 3 knobs- 2 volume for each
pickup and one tone.
Q: What shows did you attend while you were growing up in the
Garden State. Did you ever attend any concerts at the Meadowlands?
Is it weird returning to NJ as the big rock star that you now
Robert: I went to as many concerts as I could growing up in
NJ. My very first concert was The Carpenters when I was 6 at
the Garden Sate Art Center. I also saw Kiss at Madison Square
Garden when I was 12. I also went to see Styx and Journey at
the Meadowlands when I was in high school to try to get with
this girl I had crush on. I love going back to my home town.
I try to get back at least once a year. It keeps me grounded.
Q: What was going on in your mind and/or life when you wrote
"Daisy". What emotion does the song express for you?
Robert: "Daisy" kind of sums up how I was feeling about my life
at the time - sad.