The guitar-less hard rock band Crash Kings were the last band to support STP before the original lineup’s demise, opening for the band during their fall 2012 tour dates. According to frontman Anthony Believeau in a new interview with Alternative Addiction, any sense of unity between STP frontman Scott Weiland and the rest of the band was completely absent during the tour.
“We didn’t ever really see Scott; he rode in his own bus and the band kept themselves apart right up until they were about to get on stage,” Anthony explained. “The DeLeo’s and Eric are just incredible guys; they would hang out and the dynamic was great. Between them and Scott is a whole different story and that doesn’t come as news to anyone. Whatever potential drama was occurring, I stayed out of it and I never really knew what exactly was going on. What I do know is whenever they got on stage it was the real deal and Scott is one hell of a frontman.”
Weiland went on stage late at multiple shows, despite being present at the venues. I attended their performance in Bethel, New York and learned from a friend who worked at the venue that she had met Weiland in the lobby area to the museum an hour before the performance; the band didn’t emerge until at least an hour after their scheduled start time.