STONE TEMPLE PILOTS TO CONTINUE BEING A NOSTALGIA GREATEST HITS BAND, ACCORDING TO DEAN DELEO
Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo just did an interview with 93.7 KCLB Rocks. The interview is very troubling when it comes to the state of Stone Temple Pilots, as it appears the band is content continuing to rely on old material and don’t have plans to record a new album to followup the underrated Stone Temple Pilots album from 2010. When DeLeo was asked about what the band’s plans are for next year, he said probably a big Core 20th Anniversary Tour, playing the album front to back. They said they would do that THIS summer earlier this year. That doesn’t really make sense since the 20th Anniversary of Core is this year, and it is very troubling for the future of the band. They already basically play all of Core outside of Naked Sunday and Where The River Goes. They seemed resigned to become a nostalgia oldies act, rather than continuing their legacy and making a new album. Especially with their contemporaries like Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Smashing Pumpkins either working on new albums or having them coming out.
DeLeo also said the band don’t change the setlist much because the fans want to hear the hits, he actually said Scott Weiland comes in at the beginning of tours with deep cut ideas, but after they play them a few times and the fans in the first 20 rows aren’t interested they find it “rewardless.” Very sad to hear that such a talented and legendary band no longer want to take any risks or add to their legacy. This article isn’t meant to be overly negative, anybody who knows me knows that Stone Temple Pilots are one of my favorite bands of all time and that I was a big fan of their latest effort, it’s just highly disappointing that the band seem to be on the path to becoming a fair/casino jukebox band when they still have so much creative talent. Let’s hope they change their mind and get to work on a new album at the end of this tour!