Category Archives: Stone Temple Pilots

Dave Mustaine and Stone Temple Pilots

Article 1 from Loudwire

Stone Temple Pilots’ Dean DeLeo: Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine ‘Was a Real Gentleman to Us’

It may seem like an odd pairing on paper, but one of Stone Temple Pilots‘ biggest champions early in their career was Dave Mustaine, who handpicked the band to join Megadeth on tour during STP’s initial support of their debut album Core.

We spoke with Mustaine in 2015 (seen in the video below) about that pairing and he recalled being turned on to the band when he was asked to review the Core record for a magazine.

“I was listening to it and I thought, ‘These guys are gonna be massive’ because they’ve got a sound that’s very similar to a lot of the great bands that are in the alternative scene right now,” recalled Mustaine. “The more I listened to it, the more I grew to respect [Scott Weiland]’s vocals and I thought that Robert [DeLeo], his playing was really great, too.”

During our recent chat with Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo for the Core 25th anniversary deluxe reissue, he praised Mustaine for his insight and support in those early days while the band was trying to make a name for themselves.

“Dave was a real gentleman to us, man. He was very, very kind. He was very loving and very supportive. He may not want me to relinquish that kind of information about him, but he was very loving and supportive and just a great person to us,” stated DeLeo.

“Those early days, no one knew who we were and we were playing arenas opening for Megadeth to people filing in. We’d be on our third song and the place is about only a third full. You’re looking like an 8,000-seat room and there’s like maybe 1,000, 2,000 people there and people are filing in. The people that were in there were like pimple-faced boys with Iron Maiden shirts giving us the finger. It sucked,” DeLeo recalled with a laugh. “But I’m going to tell you something: Mustaine saw that night after night and I’m gonna tell you something about Dave. He walked out onstage and the place goes f–king crazy and he grabs the mic and goes, ‘You listen you f–kers, I handpicked this band and they’re my friends. You better show some f–king respect,’ and he walked off. [laughs]”

DeLeo recalls, “What I spoke about earlier, where there were like, 500-1000 people in there maybe when we were on. By the time ‘Plush’ was out [as a single], they were full. The arenas were full. People were singing our songs and it changed dramatically.”

The 25th anniversary of Stone Temple Pilots’ Core album is this Friday (Sept. 29) and the band is releasing a massive deluxe edition package through Rhino to celebrate the milestone. Read our interview with Dean DeLeo about the set and get your pre-orders in here.

Article 2 from Alternative Nation

Dave Mustaine On Last Time He Saw Scott Weiland: ‘He Didn’t Look Well, He Was Crying For Help’

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine discussed late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland in a new interview with Vanyaland. Mustaine was asked about his kinship he had with Weiland that was discussed in Greg Prato’s new book Scott Weiland: Memories of a Rock Star.

“And the thing is, it’s like when you’re a little kid and they say don’t out put your hand on that hot stove, you gotta do it. I was coming from a place of love and experience of having gone down that very bad road and trying to tell Scotty, ‘Hey, don’t do this.’ I told him, and my exact words were, ‘You’re gonna be big, people are going to be pouring money [your way], throwing girls — I used a different word — and tons of drugs your way. No matter what, you have to stay away from heroin; it will bring you to your knees.’ And I started seeing pictures of him in magazines and I knew he was doing it. I was so sad for him.

The last time I saw him was at the Classic Rock awards thing, and we had gone to a thing before then, when he released his clothing line, and he didn’t look well then. I’d heard that his wife had thrown all of his shit out because they were fighting again, and I don’t know man. I think that that was a young man, very talented, wonderful human being that was crying for help and for whatever reason couldn’t find it. It made me very sad when I heard he had passed away.”

Velvet Revolver: Why They Fired Scott Weiland

The Anniversary Of Kurt Cobain’s Birth

Kurt was born on February 20, 1967 in Aberdeen, Washington.

Happy Birthday Scott!

It is the anniversary of Scott Weiland’s birth today.

The Anniversary of Scott Weiland’s Death

It is the anniversary of Scott Weiland’s death today :/ .

Scott Weiland On Vacation

Scott Weiland on his high school graduation vacation in 1986 in Hawaii. Photo by Corey Hickok.

Good to see him smiling 🙂


Chris Cornell’s Funeral (Part 2)

Chris Cornell’s Final Resting Place And Funeral Details

Chris Cornell, the lead singer for Soundgarden, will be laid to rest on May 26 in Los Angeles, two people with knowledge of the plans told CNN Saturday.

Cornell’s body will be flown from Michigan to Los Angeles on Sunday, and Cornell will be buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the sources said.

One of the sources told CNN, “The family is thinking about a (public) memorial for fans, but is coping now with their loss and the funeral service.”

Late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland’s funeral was held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in December 2015, with members of Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, and Jane’s Addiction in attendance.

One of the sources told CNN, “The family is thinking about a (public) memorial for fans, but is coping now with their loss and the funeral service.”

Late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland’s funeral was held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in December 2015, with members of Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, and Jane’s Addiction in attendance.

source: Alternative Nation

 Chris Cornell’s Mother-In-Law Criticizes Eddie Vedder, Claims He Won’t Attend Memorial

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has left for his European solo tour, and Chris Cornell’s mother in law is claiming he will not be attending Cornell’s Celebration of Life on Friday at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Vedder kicks off his tour on Saturday in Amsterdam, and the tour runs through the end of June.

Cornell’s mother in law Toni Karayiannis criticized Vedder on Twitter for not attending the ceremony, and for a variety of other reasons. At first she did not say who she was talking about by name, but she later retweeted messages critical of Vedder, and tweeted about him singing “Daughter.” Pearl Jam released a tribute photo entitled ‘Chris’ on their website a few days ago.

We usually post written text from tweets in addition to embedding them, but due to the highly emotional nature of these remarks, we are only embedding them in case Karayiannis decides to remove any of them at a later date.

Everyone grieves in their own way, especially with a terrible tragedy like this. We have yet to hear from Vedder about how he is dealing with the loss of his friend of 27 years, so it is impossible for us to judge him or anyone involved in this situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cornell family, Eddie Vedder, and all of Cornell’s other friends and fans.

View Vedder’s tour dates below.

May 27 Amsterdam, The Netherlands AFAS Live
May 29 Amsterdam, The Netherlands AFAS Live
May 30 Amsterdam, The Netherlands AFAS Live
June 1 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle
June 3 Kvaerndrup, Denmark Heartland Festival, Egeskov Castle*
June 6 London, UK Eventim Apollo
June 7 London, UK Eventim Apollo
June 9 Dublin, Ireland 3 Arena
June 11 Cork, Ireland Live at the Marquee*
June 19 Antwerp, Belgium Lotto Arena
June 24 Florence, Italy Firenze Rocks Festival*
June 26 Taormina (Sicily), Italy Teatro Antico di Taormina
June 27 Taormina (Sicily), Italy Teatro Antico di Taormina

source: Alternative Nation

[I personally agree with the editors of Alternative Nation. It’s just impossible to believe that Eddie was not deeply touched by his long time friend’s death but with the tour dates already scheduled, he had to make a difficult choice and I absolutely understand that he did not want to leave his European fans. In fact, he paid a tribute to Chris during his live shows and I think it was the best he could do to celebrate Chris’ life. I believe Chris would understand and approve it. – footnote by Anna Solun]

First Video And Photos From Chris Cornell’s Funeral

The first video and photos have surfaced from Chris Cornell’s Celebration of Life at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

source: Alternative Nation

Watch Dave Grohl & Courtney Love Hug Chris Cornell’s Bandmates In Beautiful Video

More video footage has surfaced from Chris Cornell’s funeral at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery from Friday.

The new video initially shows Josh Brolin, Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell, Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale, Filter frontman Richard Patrick, and then 1:05 in Dave Grohl and Courtney Love are shown hugging Chris Cornell’s surviving bandmates, Soundgarden’s Matt Cameron and Audioslave’s Tom Morello.

Watch a video of the beautiful and surreal moment below.

source: Alternative Nation

Watch Tom Morello’s Beautiful Eulogy At Chris Cornell’s Funeral: ‘Look Out For Each Other’

The first video clips of one of the eulogies at Chris Cornell’s funeral has surfaced, and it is two portions of former Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello’s eulogy. The clips are short, but a videographer also included another quote that Morello said during the service.

Morello told mourners to make a committment to look after one another “for Chris’ sake.”

Watch two video clips of Morello’s eulogy below.

source: Alternative Nation


Surviving Soundgarden members reunite for dinner following Chris Cornell’s funeral

Family, friends, collaborators, and contemporaries came out in force to honor Chris Cornell during a funeral service held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery last Friday. Soundgarden’s three surviving members, Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd, and Matt Cameron were in attendance, as was founding bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Following the ceremony, Thayil, Cameron, and Yamamoto went out to dinner together, joined by longtime Soundgarden producers Jack Endino and Stuart Hallerman, and Cornell’s ex-wife, Susan Silver. Hallerman shared a photo of the group with the caption, “We’re all living on ‘silver linings’ today, but they are abundant” (via Alternative Nation).

Stuart Hallerman shared the following photo after Chris Cornell’s funeral with the caption: “We’re all living on “silver linings” today, but they are abundant.”

In the photo are Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, former Soundgarden producer Jack Endino, Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron, former Soundgarden bassist Hiro Yamamoto, and Chris Cornell’s ex-wife Susan Silver.

Hallerman responded to a comment from former Screaming Trees drummer Mark Pickerel, “Your name came up, Matt was reminiscing about their first trip to Ellensburg, a show with you and the Trees. Car problems! VW bus with no clutch cable made it home over the pass after…”

Ex-Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese commented, “Absolutely fantastic!! Thank you for posting this photo! Great great great to see you all together!”

Ben Shepherd was not featured in the photo, and the only photograph that appeared to surface of him at the funeral was a picture of him next to Filter frontman Richard Patrick.

source: Alternative Nation





Scott Weiland and Brendan O’Brien Recording ‘Core’


A rare photo of Scott Weiland and Brendan O’Brien from the times when Stone Temple Pilots were recording Core.




We Remember Scott Weiland

I was soooo reluctant to do it but on the first anniversary of Scott Weiland’s death I could not wait any longer and had to make a little tombstone for him on this virtual graveyard. You can see it here, of course you are free to leave comments and share your memories about him and his music. During the upcoming week I will be posting the impressions of other musicians, stay tuned.




Bring Grunge Sound Back: Stone Temple Pilots ‘Plush’

I was thinking a lot today about to the victory of You Know Who in today’s elections and I am feeling like the parent of a troubled teenager wondering, Where did I make the mistake? What happened that we allowed the world to go this way? Why didn’t we see the warning signs? Why didn’t we pay attention when there was still time to react? Why is the politics full of narrow-minded sexist and xenophobic assholes who sell easy solutions to complicated matters?

In the nineties the future seemed bright, why did we screw it?

We cannot get that time of our life back but we can remind ourselves what was the priority during that decade. This blog is not about politics but about the values and I am going to resurrect the spirit of those times at least a little bit by starting a new cycle Bring Grunge Sound Back. I hope that music from the nineties will make you think of what was important back then.

Starting with one of the most iconic bands: in 1993 Stone Temple Pilots were guests at Ray Cokes’ programme Most Wanted on MTV and here is their performance.