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Check Out Stone Temple Pilots Unreleased Song ‘Only Dying” From The Crow

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

 

 

 

From Blabbermouth:

A previously unreleased STONE TEMPLE PILOTS song called “Only Dying”, taken from the upcoming 25th-anniversary expanded reissue of the band’s debut album, “Core”, can be heard using the SoundCloud widget below. The track was demoed early in STP‘s career and the band had planned to re-record in 1994 for “The Crow” soundtrack. The idea was later scrapped after the star of the film, Brandon Lee, was killed during production.

“That song was a little bit of a different direction for us,” bassist Robert DeLeo tells Rolling Stone. “It was based more off jazz-type chordings. As a songwriter, I wanted to spark people into different directions.”

“I remember Scott [Weiland, vocals] really wanted to redo the song and quite honestly, the guitar tone we chose on that … I don’t know what I was thinking,” guitarist Dean DeLeo says. “Maybe I was listening to too much Robert Smith or something. It’s a song where I don’t think we reached our full potential as songwriters quite yet. But honestly, it really is a beautiful song.”

“We wrote it maybe nine months after Dean joined the band, and we recorded it in a studio in north Hollywood before we got signed,” drummer Eric Kretz says. “It’s cool to hear it now. You can hear all the STP elements in there. You could tell it needed to be reworked a little bit, but you can really hear Scott‘s voice taking on its character and the band delving into the sound of the guitar, the special effects and everything. It’s a great early indicator of where the band was heading. It was trying to dig into our emotions.”

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS roared on to the scene 25 years ago with “Core”. A breakout success, the album peaked at #3 on the Billboard charts, dominated radio waves with hits like “Sex Type Thing” and “Wicked Garden”, and has been certified eight times platinum by the RIAA. The band also took home the 1994 Grammy Award for “Best Hard Rock Performance” for their smash single “Plush”.

To mark the legendary album’s silver anniversary, Rhino will release two versions on September 29, which is 25 years to the day of the album’s original debut. The first is the “Core: Super Deluxe Edition” ($79.98), which includes four CDs featuring a newly remastered version of the original album, plus more than two hours of unreleased demos and live performances, including the band’s performance on “MTV Unplugged”. Also included is the original album on vinyl and a DVD that contains a 5.1 Surround Sound Mix of the album along with videos for the album’s four singles. The set, limited to 15,000 copies worldwide, comes packaged in a richly detailed hardcover book (12 x 12) with rare and unseen photographs. The music from the Super Deluxe version will also be available via digital download and streaming services.

Fans can pre-order a limited edition bundle of the “Core: Super Deluxe Editon” at www.stonetemplepilots.com which includes a bonus replica 7-inch vinyl single of “Plush” that was originally released in the U.K. in 1993. This exclusive bundle is limited to 1,000 copies.

Also available on the same day is a 2-CD “Core: Deluxe Version” ($19.98) containing a newly remastered version of the original album expanded with rare b-sides and previously unreleased demos. A single disc remaster of the original album will be available as well.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS (guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo, drummer Eric Kretz, and vocalist Scott Weiland) debuted with “Core” in the fall of 1992 and by the following summer were one of the biggest rock bands on the scene, powered by exhilarating live shows and a string of now-classic songs from the album, remastered here for the very first time.

Nearly all of the music on the second disc of both versions is making its commercial debut. Of the nine demos included, four were recorded between 1987 and 1990 when the band was known as MIGHTY JOE YOUNG. The disc also includes five unreleased demos from their original Atlantic sessions and concludes with four b-sides, including the jazzy “Swing Type Version” of “Sex Type Thing”, as well as two acoustic versions of “Plush” — the “Acoustic Type Version” recorded with the full band and the rarely heard “first take” that was recorded by Weiland and Dean DeLeo for MTV‘s “Headbanger’s Ball” in 1993.

The third disc contains two fiery live recordings from the summer of 1993, the first an unreleased performance at Castaic Lake Natural Amphitheater near Los Angeles and the second from the Reading Festival, making its U.S. debut here. These high-energy shows feature performances of all but two songs from “Core” as well as an early live version of “Lounge Fly”, a song the band has just written a month earlier that would appear the following year on the band’s second album, “Purple”.

The band’s iconic appearance on “MTV Unplugged”, recorded in November 1993, gets its first official release on the final CD in the set. This would be their last performance in support of “Core” and includes reworked, acoustic versions of “Wicked Garden” and “Sex Type Thing”, the debut performance of “Big Empty”, which would later appear on “Purple”, and a cover of David Bowie‘s “Andy Warhol”.

“Core: Super Deluxe Edition” also features the original album pressed on vinyl, and a DVD that presents a 5.1 Surround Sound Mix of “Core” together will all four of the videos made for the album: “Sex Type Thing”“Plush”“Wicked Garden” and “Creep”.

“Core: Super Deluxe Edition” track listing:

Disc One: Original Album Remastered

01. Dead & Bloated
02. Sex Type Thing
03. Wicked Garden
04. No Memory
05. Sin
06. Naked Sunday
07. Creep
08. Piece Of Pie
09. Plush
10. Wet My Bed
11. Crackerman
12. Where The River Goes

Disc Two: Demos And B-sides

01. Only Dying – Demo *
02. Wicked Garden – Demo *
03. Naked Sunday – Demo *
04. Where The River Goes – Demo *
05. Dead & Bloated – Demo *
06. Sex Type Thing – Demo *
07. Sin – Demo *
08. Creep – Demo *
09. Plush – Demo *
10. Sex Type Thing – Swing Type Version
11. Plush – Acoustic Type Version
12. Creep – New Album Version
13. Plush – Acoustic from MTV Headbanger’s Ball (Take 1)

Disc Three: Live 1993

Live At Castaic Lake Natural Amphitheater (July 2, 1993)

01. Crackerman *
02. Wicked Garden *
03. No Memory *
04. Sin *
05. Plush *
06. Where The River Goes *
07. Sex Type Thing *
08. Wet My Bed *
09. Naked Sunday *

Live At The Reading Festival (August 27, 1993)

10. Wicked Garden
11. No Memory *
12. Sin
13. Lounge Fly *
14. Dead & Bloated
15. Sex Type Thing
16. Naked Sunday*

Disc Four: MTV Unplugged (November 17, 1993)

01. Crackerman
02. Creep *
03. Andy Warhol
04. Plush *
05. Big Empty *
06. Wicked Garden *
07. Sex Type Thing *

Disc Five: (DVD) Original Album 5.1 Mix, 24/96 Stereo Audio, And Music Videos

* Previously Unreleased

Bonus “Plush” 7-inch Included with www.stonetemplepilots.com preorder, limited edition of 1,000 units

Side 1

01. Plush (Edit)

Side 2

01. Sin

 

Stone Temple Pilots On Possible Reunion with Scott Weiland. “That F**king Mess?”

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

If you’ve ever dealt with a singer that was a problem you know how debilitating it can be for a band. If you’ve never had the experience it’s difficult to explain. It can kinda go like this. One person thinks they’re so valuable that the band can’t go on without them. It can be any band member really, but where a band will more willingly can another member, the vocalist is always the last to go. Especially in a well known band with a distinct sound like STP. But eventually once you’ve had your fill and pull the trigger to move on, if you’re lucky enough to land someone that is talented and level headed the thought of moving back is impossible. In a story viewed on blabbermouth.net STP guitarist Dean DeLeo was asked about reuniting with Weiland.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS guitarist Dean DeLeo was asked in a new interview with Yahoo! Music to compare current vocalist Chester Bennington with former frontman Scott Weiland. DeLeo replied, “There’s no comparison. It’s like talking about the strength of a two-year-old baby compared to a professional body builder. I’ll tell you this man, Robert [DeLeo, bass], Eric [Kretz, drums] and I are really fortunate. We’re having the time of our lives right now. We really feel like this has been a rebirth.”

As for a possible reunion with Weiland somewhere down the road, DeLeo said, “Why the fuck would we want that? That fucking mess? I just told you earlier we’re on a rebirth now. We’re with a guy that pushes us. We’re with a guy that is 1000% present. I’ve waited almost my entire career for this.”

STP dismissed Weiland in February 2013, claiming that his erratic behavior held back the band’s career. The two parties exchanged lawsuits which have since been settled.

“[Robert, Eric and I] never had trouble,” DeLeo said. “Our trouble was Scott. Scott’s troubles were our troubles.”

STP recruited Bennington that spring and have so far cut one EP, “High Rise”, with the LINKIN PARK singer. A new album is due out later this year.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS are just wrapping a tour now but have announced new fall dates, starting on September 15 in Cleveland.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/stone-temple-pilots-guitarist-on-possible-reunion-with-scott-weiland-why-the-fk-would-we-want-that/#IYbXdjB1m7KCUFr8.99

Stone Temple Pilots Pulling Their Typical STP Showtime Letdown

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

If you grew up in the late 80’s early 90’s you probably remember the death of hair metal or glam rock and the cross to grunge. If you were a musician this was a dark time. Not because everyone put away the lipstick and man thongs, but because almost all the playing went away. We traded singers that had really practiced and learned their craft (think Jani Lane) for Curt Cobain who showed us that pitch really didn’t matter all that much. We traded guitar players like Nuno Bettencort for … Well …. Curt Cobain. Granted, the 80’s thing totally got played out and a change was needed.

Now the grunge era wasn’t a total loss, we had Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and the first couple of STP discs to name a few. After that they really tried to embrace the retro just a bit too much for me. But in the end a lot of the sucky talentless bands start to die off and the STP’s and AIC’s which are still spun on the radio today survived. In my opinion because there was still musicianship in those bands. While Cantrell wasn’t giving anyone at the time sweep picking lessons he was showing us some of the coolest striped down groove riffs on the radio. And when he did bust into a solo it was thought out and melodic and had some value. As a guitar player I had no problem appreciating players like Dimebag and Cantrell from the same perspective.

But, enough about my growing years. This is about STP sucking and doing what unfortunately they tend to do a lot live. In an article found at concertaddicts.ca they paint a pretty good picture of what a typical STP show is. It seems every year or so a story like this floats around the interwebs here is a clip below…

(“Scott Weiland is a fucking selfish asshole” proclaimed one very drunk and very angry concert-goer at last nights Stone Temple Pilots show in Abbotsford at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre.

I think many attendees from last night concert would agree with this statement, it was a fucking train wreck. After the band delayed their start time by nearly 2 full hours, they came out and played a mediocre set. Weiland was never really present, he always seemed far away. He sang a mumbled mix of inaudible moans. Although a good portion of the notes he sprayed over the crowd were in tune and in time with the rest of the group, the real words were lost in his mind. It was like a really horrible cross-over between junky-rock and that Sigur Rós made-up-word approach to singing.)

It’s unfortunate, because when Weiland is on, he’s a total champ!! Remember how Velvet Revolver sounded at first?? Please take a minute to read the rest of the article at concertaddicts.ca HERE