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Scott Weiland kicked off the latest leg of his Purple at the Core tour last night in Los Angeles at the House of Blues Sunset Strip. It was his first live performance since Chester Bennington replaced him as lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots. Former Smiths frontman Morrissey was in attendance at the show in the VIP section. Weiland reviewed the 2012 film The Hobbit on stage. Weiland’s excuse for showing up late to a concert a few months ago was that he was watching The Hobbit. Weiland showed up 15-30 minutes after his scheduled start time (there are conflicting reports on this, I’d consider this timely for Scott) last night (9:15PM). Fans have been reacting positively and negatively to the show. I’ll be editing more feedback as it comes in, as I have been. When I first published this story when the show concluded just about all of the Twitter feedback had been negative and I’d received an e-mail trashing the show. As more feedback has come in I’ve edited the headline and added in positive feedback.
A fan named Justin tweeted me saying he left the show early because of how terrible it was, he then e-mailed me further thoughts:
I was excited to see Scott with all this stp drama going on, just lookin forward to hearing those classic hits. Had more of a country feel than anything, Scott was so off key sounded terrible, I could barely recognize any stp songs, crackerman was awful. You cannot replace the Deleo brothers! Not to mention he was a half hour late! Totally ruined the experience. Walked out after the fifth song, his solo stuff is just shit. Very disappointed.
He said “the first word in the movie the hobbit is hullo, the first word, H-U-L-L-O” then he was talking about the venue and he had no idea what he was saying, something about the lighting being good, he was definitely on something.
Weilands first speech of the night was a critique on The Hobbit film vs book
Scott does not know the words to Creep
Weiland covering Mountain Song. Decent karaoke rendition
I can’t believe Scott Weiland is still playing. LA Woman for like 10 minutes.
No Mr Weiland, I don’t think I want to go to your after party
I now understand why @stonetemplepilots fired Scott Weiland. His voice sounds horrible and his band looks disinterested in playing with him.
Shows over. It was fantastic. Even though Weiland announced to everyone where the after party was, I have work tomorrow – and I like living.
Stone Temple Pilots perform tonight in Los Angeles with new frontman Chester Bennington, along with Weiland’s former Velvet Revolver bandmates Slash and Duff McKagan.
Andrew Reyes commented:
Just got back from the show….most of those comments are BS. House of Blues tweeted that he was scheduled to go on at 9:15…I got in at 9:27 exactly and they were already on stage doing their jam intro. His voice sounded really good but they played the demo versions of a lot of the older songs (hence why they sounded different). His chatting into the mic is always random but he was clearly sober (or at least hardly showing drunkness) and had a ton of energy. Also to the idiot that said Weiland’s solo stuff is shit, he only played one song. The rest were deep cuts from core. It was obvious most of the audience there only knew the radio hits. Seen Weiland 4 times now, and this was definitely not a bad show at all.
I could’ve cried happy tears when @ScottWeilandSTP sang LA Woman. #nightmade
Amazing @ScottWeilandSTP @HOBSunset .He is a rock star . Stp without him or the chester hype is just another good. Band. crawl back to scott