October 31, 2001
group Stone Temple Pilots have recorded their acclaimed version of The Beatles'
classic "Revolution" for a special benefit single. The band will be
donating all of their record royalties and Atlantic Records will be donating all
of its profits from the sale of the single to the Twin Towers Fund (www.twintowersfund.vista.com),
which provides assistance to or on behalf of the victims and families of victims
of the World Trade Center disaster. The Enhanced CD Single will arrive in stores
on November 27th.
Stone Temple Pilots first performed "Revolution" on October 2nd as
part of the TNT television special, Come Together: A Night For John Lennon's
Words and Music, Dedicated To New York City and Its People. On October 6th, the
band entered New York City's Avatar Studios to record their electrifying
rendition of Lennon's still-provocative anthem. The "Revolution"
Enhanced CD Single will include the self-produced new recording, as well as
exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the recording session.
"Revolution" is scheduled to impact at Rock and Alternative radio
outlets nationwide this week. In addition, a video of STP's performance at Come
Together has been made available to all video outlets, including MTV, MTV2, and
Stone Temple Pilots' most recent Atlantic album, the RIAA gold-certified SHANGRI-LA
DEE DA was released on June 19th, 2001. The band is currently on the road
headlining the Family Values Tour 2001, alongside Staind, Linkin Park, and
SHANGRI LA DEE DA follows STP's four previous Atlantic releases: the RIAA
platinum-certified No. 4 (1999), the double-platinum TINY MUSIC: SONGS
FROM THE VATICAN GIFT SHOP (1996), the 6x-platinum PURPLE (1994), and
the 7x-platinum debut, CORE (1992). The band has sold more than 20
million records worldwide.
In Stores November 27
Philly Sonic Session
October 28, 2001
STP played a 'Sonic
Session' for Y100 Philadelphia recently and performed acoustic versions of
'Black Again', 'Interstate Love Song', and 'Revolution'. I am going to try and
encode them into MP3s in the coming week. Wish me luck!
Happy Birthday Scott!
October 27, 2001
Happy Birthday to Scott Weiland who turns a very
healthy 34 today!
Family Values Still Mixes It Up
October 24, 2001
Mixing it up has been the trend in Korn's Family Values tour. They mixed rap and metal on the first tour with themselves and Ice Cube sharing the stage. It is now Family Values Version 3 and although Korn are not on the tour they still have an impact on the line-up. To change it up they have brought it Stone Temple Pilots, mixed with the electro-metal stylings of Static X, the angst rock of Staind and the rap rock fusion of Linkin Park. Like Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots mentioned, most of the fans on the tour where eight years old when their first album came out, so they are there to gain some attention from the youngsters. DeLeo also feels that they have a style of music to represent on the tour, "I think rock and roll is something that is really necessary, really important, and everyone has their own version of it and what is cool about this tour is there are five different versions of it.
October 20, 2001
Please welcome the
newest STP website, STmothafukinP
STP On Howard Stern
October 18, 2001
STP will be the special guests on the Howard Stern Show on
October 26th. Be sure to check it out!
Pilots Slam Rap Rockers At Family Values Stop
October 16, 2001
Illinois The 2001
Family Values Tour boasts two acts Linkin Park and Staind with
triple-platinum albums currently in the Billboard top 10, though neither
group is the headliner. That distinction goes to Stone Temple Pilots, who met
the challenge at the tour's second stop Friday, at the Allstate Arena near
Led by Scott Weiland, Stone Temple Pilots played like a band with something to
prove to the young crowd of some 15,000 fans, which nearly a decade after
the release of their debut album, Core, and in an era dominated by
rap-rock and nü-metal they do.
The quartet wasn't above using borrowed star power to their advantage, bringing
Richard Patrick of Filter onstage for an explosive version of that band's 1995
hit, "Hey Man, Nice Shot."
Weiland, who emerged in a priest's collar but played most of the set shirtless,
took several apparent shots at the other bands on the bill. "F--- nü-metal!"
he screamed before launching into the Pilots' 1994 hit "Big Empty."
"How 'bout rock and roll?"
One song later, in a screeching tirade seemingly directed at Linkin Park,
Weiland said, "I ain't no motherf---ing rapper! But I got one thing in
common with every one of you [fans]: rock and roll!"
As if to make clear just where the band is coming from, STP later covered Led
Zeppelin's "Dancing Days."
Now touring in support of its fifth album, Shangri-La Dee Da, the quartet
has plenty of its own hits to draw on, of course. Friday's set included such
familiar fare as "Creep" and "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper
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Article by Anders Smith Lindall for sonicnet.com
Stone Temple Pilots Speak About American Tragedy
October 11, 2001
Stone Temple Pilots aren't letting the state of the world affect their tour plans. The band is set to embark on the Family Values tour tomorrow (October 11) in Cleveland with Staind, Linkin Park, Static X, and Deadsy.
Meanwhile, "Hollywood Bitch," STP's current single from Shangri-La-Dee Da, is at Number 25 and climbing up the Billboard Modern Rock chart.
Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland talked to LAUNCH about how America has been lucky up to now. "We in America are just experiencing a tragedy this extreme for the first time, really," he said. "Although mankind in general and the overall society of planet earth has suffered many horrible tragedies."
Article by Darren Davis for Launch
Join The STP Street Team
October 10, 2001
STP is looking for a group of fans from the US to form an Official Street team. Are you interested? Then email
they will send you the information you need.
From the Official
Stone Temple Pilots Remember John Lennon
October 09, 2001
Today (October 9) marks what would have been John Lennon's 61st birthday. In the years between his birth in 1940 and his death in 1980, Lennon became an icon not only in music but in pop culture as well. As a member of the Beatles and as a solo artist, Lennon's music has gone on to influence generations of musicians, with his belief in world peace and his "love one another" philosophy now woven into the world's moral tapestry.
Last week (October 2), a number of artists and entertainers--including Billy Preston, the Isley Brothers, Lou Reed, Craig David, Cyndi Lauper, Dave Matthews, Stone Temple Pilots, Marc Anthony, Alanis Morissette, Shaggy, Moby, Natalie Merchant, Nelly Furtado, Shelby Lynne, Yolanda Adams, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, Rufus Wainwright, Lennon's son Sean Lennon, Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller, James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, Julia Stiles, Leelee Sobieski, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth, and Kevin Spacey--paid tribute to Lennon with Come Together: A Night For John Lennon's Words & Music at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Lennon's message of peace and solidarity took on an especially new meaning in light of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S.
Lennon's widow Yoko Ono was asked backstage at the tribute about plans to commemorate her late husband's birthday, and she replied, "Well, right now I'm just focusing on this concert, which is very important for New York City and its people, and let me think about it later, after that."
Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland, who was at the Come Together: A Night For John Lennon's Words & Music event, said Lennon's influence is still felt today. "I think that a lot of the ideas that he stood for--his political ideas, his social ideas, his ideas of just sort of the brotherhood of mankind, and the idea of love--every time there's...something new happens, every few years his music just continues to be relevant no matter what decade it is, no matter what year it is, no matter what millennium it is. Those ideas will always be important as long as people feel that love and respect are important."
Ronnie Spector of popular '60s girl group the Ronettes knew Lennon from the early '60s until his death in 1980. Spector told LAUNCH that people like John Lennon are a rare breed. "He was one great songwriter-lyricist," she said. "There will never be anyone like him, and I was right because I've waited all these years, you know, and there's never been another John Lennon."
Article by Sue Falco and Darren Davis for
October 9, 2001
Added two more
pictures from the Lennon special.
Added more links
section. Also more pictures.
Stone Temple Pilots See Lennon's 'Revolution' In New Light
October 3, 2001
Stone Temple Pilots' performance of the Beatles' "Revolution" was one of the highlights of
Come Together: A Night For John Lennon's Words & Music Tuesday night (October 2) at New
York City's Radio City Music Hall. LAUNCH asked Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland
about the choice of the song and its significance in light of the September 11 terrorist attack.
"Well, it was our choice," he said. "We chose the song actually about a month and a half ago
while we were on tour in Europe. And we had no idea what was going to happen--the events
that would take place in America. It seems that now it's almost... It's very fitting in a spooky sort of
a way. Our real decision for picking 'Revolution' was simply because it rocks."
Fans of Stone Temple Pilots can see the band's version of "Revolution" when Come Together: A
Night For John Lennon's Words & Music re-airs Thursday (October 4) at 11 p.m. ET on TNT.
Article by Darren Davis for
October 2, 2001
I don't know if everyone saw STP playing in the Lennon tribute, but
there cover of 'Revolution' was
freakin' awesome. If you missed the show it will play again later
this week and month. Check