SCOTT WEILAND’S SOLO BAND GUITARIST COMMENTS ON POOR PERFORMANCE OF “WONDERFUL”

Scott Weiland’s solo band guitarist Doug Grean posted this on his Facebook regarding last night’s performance of the Stone Temple Pilots song “Wonderful” in New York, which hasn’t been received well by fans who have seen it online or who attended the show:

“Yeah I loved wonderful. I remember record that song for SLD- I never thought that it got it’s due. I wasn’t super happy with the way we played it last night. But I’m sure by the next gig we’re gonna be killing it. Yeah we never played it before. No rehearsal at all. really. None for that tune”


Stone Temple Pilots- Wonderful (Live 2001)


Scott Weiland- Wonderful (Live 2011)

SLIPKNOT SINGER COREY TAYLOR CALLS SCOTT WEILAND “A LAZY PIECE OF SHIT,” TRASHES HIS CHRISTMAS ALBUM

You know Corey’s point might be better if anybody actually bought Weiland’s Christmas album.  It’s a small independent release that to my knowledge hasn’t charted on the Billboard 200.

On Monday in Indianapolis, Slipknot singer Corey Taylor trashed Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland:

More and more people are only interested in money than fucking doing anything that’s good. I’m not saying everyone, but there’s a lot of fucking people out there who would rather just take your money and leave you with nothing,” he warned the audience. “I’ll give you another example. Does anyone know who Scott Weiland is? Do you know that Scott Weiland has a Christmas album now? Oh, it’s bad. It’s bad.”

Continued Taylor, “Let me fucking explain to you how bad it is. There is a video online of him singing, and he’s very serious. ‘Cause Christmas is serious. His hair is all slicked back and he’s in his shitty tuxedo.” Taylor then launched into a brief imitation of Weiland’s singing before getting to the heart of the matter. “So, I’m watching this — painfully watching this, because hey, know your enemy — and I’m just like, ‘Why?’ It’s not that he’s a bad singer, ’cause he’s not. I love STP, I love some of the shitt that he did with Velvet Revolver. It’s not that he’s a bad fucking singer. He’s a lazy piece of shit, is what he is at this point.”

COURTNEY LOVE CLAIMS SHE IS LINDSAY LOHAN’S SOBRIETY COACH

In the latest issue of Details Magazine, Hole frontwoman Courtney Love claims that she is actress Lindsay Lohan‘s “sobriety coach.” She tells Details, “I’ve taken up Lohan because nobody else will. She’s further down the line than I was, because there was no TMZ then.”

Courtney herself just got clean from a pill problem earlier this year. She has not used heroin since 2005.

VIDEO OF SCOTT WEILAND PERFORMING “WONDERFUL” LAST NIGHT IN NEW YORK

I’m the ultimate Scott apologist, but man this doesn’t sound good. The band sounds flat, and Scott’s voice sounds shot. I’m happy that Scott decided to play Wonderful, as it’s one of STP’s most underrated songs, but I wish he’d perform it with STP (and with stronger vocals). I’ll be at the Santa Ana, California show in about a week so I’m hoping for the best, but Scott definitely needs several months off from touring to refuel, time to focus on the next Stone Temple Pilots record for awhile rather than live shows.

SETLIST FROM LAST NIGHT’S SCOTT WEILAND CHRISTMAS SHOW IN NEW YORK

Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland kicked off his Christmas tour last night with a private show in New York at the P.C. Richard and Son Theater, you had to win tickets from a radio station to get in. 75 people were in attendance.

According to Peebs from BelowEmpty.com, there were 3 Christmas songs performed (I don’t know which ones yet though). Below are the non-Christmas songs Scott played.

Killing Me Sweetly
Wonderful
Do It For The Kids
Vasoline

BILLY CORGAN TALKS ABOUT PLAYING “TO SHEILA” IN PRAGUE

Credit: Crestfallen.com

Crestfallen.com: In Prague, the Smashing Pumpkins showed just how dynamic they could be by having Nicole take over drums, Jeff play bass and Mike on keys when you played To Sheila for the first time on this tour. What inspired this arrangement?

Billy: Pretty simple actually; a journalist reminded me how big an album ‘Adore’ was in the Czech Republic. So I thought it might do well to play ‘To Sheila’. Mike hopped on the keys, and I suggested Nicole play drums in honor of her father (also a drummer). Jeff jumped on the bass. That’s it.

BILLY CORGAN TALKS ABOUT CONCUSSIONS IN SPORTS & PRO WRESTLING

Credit: Andy Frye of ESPN.com

CHICAGO — Anyone who knows Billy Corgan’s band, The Smashing Pumpkins, knows his knack for the cutting edge, plus his role as a music innovator and multi-platinum rock ‘n’ roll legend. But Corgan is innovating again. This time in the world of sports.

“The funny thing about me that most people never really understand is that, at heart, I’m really a jock,” Corgan said.

Corgan has teamed up with the Baron Brothers to form wrestling outfit Resistance Pro, which threw down its “Black Friday” inaugural event while the rest of America recovered from extra helpings of turkey and binge shopping. Twenty-two wrestlers were featured in the Chicago affair.

But Resistance Pro isn’t just about wrestling — and what it is about might surprise you. Corgan is trying deliberately to get inside the sports world’s head, making the discussion about concussions front and center in everyone’s mind.

“I had concussions as a kid playing football and basketball,” said Corgan, who was raised in Illinois, “and know what it feels like and to have someone say ‘Just rub some dirt on it, and get back in there.’ ”

Corgan reached out to his friend, former WWE wrestler Chris Nowinski, co-founder of the Sports Legacy Institute. Nowinski, who retired due to a concussion-related injury, also authored “Head Games”, which illustrates concussions as a growing public health crisis.

“I said to Chris, ‘What if we become the first wrestling company to work with SLI to make concussion safety part of our protocol?’ Alongside the talk is real action, as Resistance Pro has its athletes undergo regular concussion screening,” he said. “Injuries are nothing to be ashamed about. They happen, but you have to support the talent and not just look the other way.”

SOUNDGARDEN ANNOUNCE TWO NEW SHOWS IN AUSTRALIA

It’s been fifteen years since Soundgarden last performed in Australia and the first time since 1997 that Soundgarden will perform outside of the USA. Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd have chosen the BIG DAY OUT to mark their triumphant return to the international stage. These new headline dates in Sydney – January 25th and Melbourne – February 1st  are the only Australian Soundgarden shows outside of the Big Day Out 2012 dates.

Pre-sale tickets to both headline shows are available for purchase on 12/2 at 9am, password is “SG2012“. To purchase pre-sale tickets visit  http://www.ticketmaster.com.au

January 25, 2011
Sydney Entertainment Centre
Sydney, NSW w/ special guests The Bronx
Tickets go on sale at 9am AEDT on Tuesday 6 December, 2011
http://www.ticketmaster.com.au

February 1, 2011
Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Melbourne, VIC w/ special guests The Bronx
Tickets go on sale at 9am AEDT on Tuesday 6 December, 2011
http://www.ticketmaster.com.au

For additional details, please visit SoundgardenWorld.com

RECAP OF CHRIS CORNELL’S IN-STORE SIGNING IN FORDS, NEW JERSEY

Thanks to Tim for sending in this recap and photo from yesterday’s Chris Cornell in-store signing:

So I was lucky enough to attend the Chris Cornell in-store today in Jersey. He showed up 50 minutes late with his wife, but once there he was the nicest guy. Really took his time with each fan signing the new album and posing for a picture. I would guess about 400 fans.

I told him how I attended his show last week in Connecticut and he then signed my cd “Thanx” along with his signature. I asked him if we would be seeing a Soundgarden tour with Pearl Jam, and he smiled responding “You never know”. So I’m holding out hope! haha.

They were very strict in saying Chris would only sign the cd, but my friend brought his guitar pick and asked him if they could trade (hoping that Chris had a pick on him), but Chris just said that his guitar picks are nothing fancy nor customized, just the standard dunlop picks. He then signed my buddy’s guitar pick along with the CD.

Great time, and seemed like a really good guy!