Eric Kretz Confirms Full Length Stone Temple Pilots Record For 2014

The traditionally silent STP drummer Eric Kretz spoke with Songfacts about the current state of STP and their plans for the futre.

Songfacts: The project that you’re supporting is kind of an EP, right? It’s not a full-length. Is this just a sample of what’s to come?

Eric: Yeah, that’s exactly what it is. We had so little time, from the time that Chester joined the band. We got the first song out, “Out Of Time,” in correlation with doing the KROQ Weenie Roast – we were surprise guests on that bill. We wanted to launch the song on radio that night, which was really putting two exciting aspects into one night. At this point we’re, like, “Okay, we need to try and make an album,” but Chester was going on tour with Linkin Park to Asia through the month of June. So it was, “Okay, we’ve got so little time here.”

So because of time restraints, we agreed upon doing a 5-song EP. We went on a month-long tour in September, so it was a lot of work to get everything in place, to get all the studio time together. Chester was also working on Linkin Park’s new album in the mornings, and then in the afternoon, he’d come and sing with us all night long, and never complain. He never blew his voice out. He’s a complete professional all the way across. It’s just a timing thing.

We’re definitely going to have an album out, and we’re going to keep touring now. The plan now is to do the Soundwave tour with Green Day over in Australia, and that’s in February. Linkin Park’s going to fire up their machine at some point next year, so I would say we would complete a full-length LP next year while Linkin Park is out touring the record they’re working on right now.

  • Boom

    Fuck the Pilots with no Weiland. Sound like pure shit. The Chester is pussy and sing like it. Pussy stories make for pussy songs. Means his music is shit and will transfer to the Pilots.

    Team Boom listen. Boom all fuckered up, fell off wagon he did. Fuck this shit. Boom out!!
    You go rock the fuck out. Boom music turned off for first time since 1980?s in the Cabo Mexico.

    • darkdragon

      Pussy stories make for pussy songs. thats how you explain Lady Picture Show and Sour Girl.

  • Chris

    This place needs to go Facebook comments only.

    • Duncan

      your mom needs to take it up the ass only

  • Hoo Hah Hreh

    For once I agree with Boom. Scott’s situation is what it is. I think he’s done. Chester sounds like a cry baby and it sucks that STP went from being men to being pussies. The new EP makes me cringe. What a waste of talent – song writing, musicianship, stage presence. All watered down now to Aerosmith-level crap.

    • Boom

      The Hoo Ha Hreh. You smart to agree with Boom. Boom have great music knowledge.
      Rock the fuck out now you should do!!

  • http://alternativenation joey (NYC)

    I agree with boom also, STP hands down the best band to come out of the 90’s,died the day they fired Scott Weiland!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!!

    • Boom

      The Joey from New York. You smart to agree with Boom. Boom have great music knowledge.
      Boom out!!

  • ShaneC

    I hope they make a great album, unlike the EP, which was mediocre.

    Glad they are still working.

  • whisky

    Their new song ‘Black Heart’ is one of the worst things on the radio right now. I tried to give it a chance and listen with an open mind, but… It’s just so fucking pitiful.

    • Boom

      The Whisky. Again Boom agree with. Lost music brother you are. Now go rock the fuck out the Whisky to some ‘Kinks’. Boom love Kinks.

      • The Truth

        Boom+whisky=Lovers for life

        • Ender

          Boom & Whiskey = Brokeback Mountain Trolls! Get a room & not a comment room!

  • PUNK JAM

    2013: Wasnt the year the Mayan Calendar predicted would end the entire world…but it was the year that ended Scott Weilands position in the band: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS :(

    So now since they have decided to move on without Scott, will Chester really keep the band going in the grand scheme of alternative rock n roll music?? If Linkin Park does great on their own with or without Chester, thats fine, I wonder if the currently new STP will sound just as good and original on a full length album with lots of songs that will hopefully keep the spirit of THE STONE TEMPLE PILOTS from the 1990s alive and well.

    Oh well, HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE :)
    Scott Weiland?? Have yourself some turkey and be thankful your still alive and well , WE HOPE

  • Raj

    It’s one thing to tour with CB, but it’s a whole different story when recording a new album. It’s not going to be anywhere near old STP material. The songs with Chester are generic, uninspired and lack creativity. Chester was only brought out for the live shows, I thought the DeLeo brothers were content on making money off touring their greatest hits package.

  • Duncan

    Chester needs to learn how to fuck before he sings.

  • Craigory52

    I like Linkin Park’s first three albums, the other two were crap. I thought “Out of Time” was decent but the rest wasn’t. Chester doesn’t fit well with the Pilots sound to me. He should just stick to Linkin Park. Wish Scott could get his shit together.

    • Duncan

      linkin park is for people who still wear jncos

      • darkdragon

        Linkin Park fans are still in their 20’s while STP fans are fat and balding and closing in on 40.

        • Duncan

          exactly people in their 20s who still wear jncos and get asshurt when people talk shit because THEYVE BECUM SO NUM

        • Duncan

          well, what now cunt?

        • Duncan

          sup bitch? chester looks like he is auskin dick while he sings into themic. hes never even done smack so fuck him and fuck you you worthless rotten motherfucker no one likes you and im pretty sure omost of the kidz in your neighborhoud grwoing up laughed at you becqause you looked so effminate riding your bike around with your wrist all limp asking everyone “can i borrow some eggs? my family has no food because neither of my parents work because they spend all their time fucking their respectivee siblings” now you take this shi ton her seriously cause u lov elicoln park because you wanna smell their drummers anal vapors

  • darkdragon

    Kids in high school now werent even alive when STP’s first album came out. They are a nostalgia act now and Chester’s helping to keep them at least a little bit relevant. I happen to think STP are a much better band than Linkin Park but reality is no one cares about STP other than people who were in high school 20 years ago. Why shit on Chester when hes making people at least a little bit inetrested in STP again.

    • Duncan

      sounds like all that buttfucking u took in hgihschil rattled yer bryne!

    • Raj

      What about PJ? Would you say they are a nostalgia act? Their newest album debuted at #1, a lot of people are still interested, 40 years old or not.

      • darkdragon

        Pearl Jam is different obviously. They sell out arenas and Sirens is getting played on the radio. STP even with Chester cant fill arenas.

        • Duncan

          fucker

  • Duncan

    yeah darkdragon listen to raj. raj is cool, darkdragon you can eat my assbarf.

  • Boom

    The Whisky. Take care of the Duncan clown for Boom. Thank
    Boom out!! Fuck you trollers

  • Doug McCausland

    Now that Blabbermouth has facebook only comments that delegates us to having the worst music community on the internet.

    • darkdragon

      They havent completely gotten rid of the trolls though. Its easy to make a fake facebook account.

  • Ender

    Boom + Whiskey = Brokeback Mountain Lovers. If you can’t write troll & fill the world with negativity. What if these guys were given the chance to write an article. It would just be “All bands suck except for the ones I like…” Actually that is too complete of a sentence. The comments section on this site are the most negative space on earth. Just get rid of comments section. Nothing positive here.