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Scott Weiland died last night at the age of 48, the end of a life defined by rock ‘n’ roll excess at its most triumphant and destructive. In one sense, it’s amazing that a man who lived that hard managed to live this long. On the other hand, I had come to think of Weiland… More »

Stone Temple Pilots were better than Pearl Jam. Nobody was allowed to admit that in the ’90s, when self-seriousness reigned and alternative rock was supposed to be Very Important Business — or rather, A Very Important Indictment Of Business (see: Pearl Jam’s war against Ticketmaster). Plus Scott Weiland made it harder on himself by blatantly… More »

As time-tested album cycles are discarded and abandoned, so too is an artist’s traditional publicity window. In 2013, the best way to stay in the public eye was not to do interviews, but to bicker, troll, and brawl — on Twitter, on TV, or in person. Yes, beef was what’s for dinner in 2013, and… More »

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Stone Temple Pilots Bring Kimmel Some Reunited Rock, While Scott Weiland Feels Axl’s Pain

Last night the gods of '90s-era modern rock radio wept a tear of happiness when the newly reunited Stone Temple Pilots performed "Vaseline" and didn't…
Amrit Singh | May 2, 2008 - 1:12 pm
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Scott Weiland Preps For Albini-Produced Double LP, Autobiography, Prison

It feels like we've typed the words "Scott Weiland" more times in the past month than during the height of the grunge era. Fair enough,…
brandon | May 1, 2008 - 9:25 am
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Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry Join Usual Suspects For Virgin Fest 2008

Some details leaked a few weeks back, but now you can peruse the full line-up for Virgin's Baltimore stop and decide whether to shell out…
Scott Lapatine | April 28, 2008 - 11:15 am
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Velvet Revolver Looking For Talent … Online

After Scott Weiland was very publicly kicked to the curb and decided to focus his considerable energies on the Stone Temple Pilots reunion, we had…
brandon | April 21, 2008 - 9:46 am
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CNN Interrupts This Special Campaign Coverage To Bring You An Update On The Stone Temple Pilots Reunion

If you didn't believe it before you're late to the party: CNN's got all the News America Trusts on STP's reunion via video package interview…
Amrit Singh | April 16, 2008 - 9:11 am
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Stone Temple Pilots Play First Of Reunion Shows, Scott Weiland Does Not Get Kicked Out Or Arrested

We've been keeping you apprised of the Velvet Revolver drama. Now it's time for a bit of Stone Temple Pilots non-drama. After being fired by…
Amrit Singh | April 8, 2008 - 10:39 am
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Weiland Responds To Velvet Revolver Firing

That was a pun, but also, it's true. Maybe you've had enough Velvet Revolver for the time being, but since we've followed the soap opera…
brandon | April 2, 2008 - 3:56 pm
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Scott Weiland Booted From Velvet Revolver For Not Being “100% Committed,” Preps More Extensive STP Tour

Last week we reported on Velvet Revolver's bitchy blog posts after on-stage drama in Glasgow and the path they were taking toward a breakup. Turns…
brandon | April 2, 2008 - 9:26 am
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Velvet Revolver Breakup Via Bitchy Blog Posts

How modern of them. But seriously, our hearts go out to fans of mediocre music, as it looks like the mighty Velvet Revolver are close…
brandon | March 24, 2008 - 11:58 am
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Scott Weiland Hints At A Stone Temple Pilots Reunion, Which We’ll Start Believing As Soon As He Stops Disappearing

The (generally) under-appreciated -- though, let's face it, with the early-era EdVed aping and late-era hard-drug taking, we can understand why -- Stone Temple Pilots…
Amrit Singh | January 22, 2008 - 1:28 pm
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Battles, The Hold Steady, PB&J, The Narrator Talk Up Their Favorite Uncool Records

Any time we mull a Hold Steady post, we know one thing for sure: you guys will definitely give your bashing/loving comments. More so than…
Stereogum | July 27, 2007 - 9:34 am
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It’s Not Over ‘Til Mary Weiland Sets Fire To Your Velvet Wardrobe

It's been an incendiary half-week behind closed doors for rocker Scott Weiland and his wife, Mary. The couple, who are no strangers to domestic disputes…
Stereogum | March 27, 2007 - 9:31 am
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Scott Weiland: Notre Dame Fan

So we know some of you think STP were more than a Pearl Jam knock off (you're note alone). And maybe a few from that…
Stereogum | January 9, 2007 - 4:53 pm
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Alan Sparhawk Defends Stone Temple Pilots

STP underrated? That's what we've said all along. Now we have someone a helluva lot cooler than us to back it up! The Onion's A.V.
Stereogum | December 1, 2006 - 5:28 pm
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