Scott Weiland discussed Nirvana and Stone Temple Pilots in a new interview with PureGrainAudio.
“I have a lot of great memories because it was a hugely exciting time for music. It was the last real musical movement that mixed rock music with a pop culture with socio-political ideologies.”
He added, “We knew that we were part of something special because there was a buzz going around and you could feel the electricity. I look back and our first album came out in ’92 and Nirvana’s Nevermind came out in ’91 so it was a really exciting time for music similar to, you know, when punk rock exploded or the musical revolution of the ’60s. It wasn’t just a musical movement though, it was a whole youth revolution.”
Weiland also said that he regretted trying heroin, “It was not a good thing to be around or involved in.”
Stone Temple Pilots fired Scott Weiland in 2013, and they are currently working on their seventh studio album with Chester Bennington. The band are set to hit the road in the fall.
STP Fall 2015 Tour Dates:
Sep 15 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
Sep 16 The Fillmore Detroit, MI
Sep 19 Shindig Festival Baltimore, MD
Sep 22 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH
Sep 23 Palace Theatre Louisville, KY
Sep 25 Myth Minneapolis, MN
Oct 25 Monster Energy Aftershock Festival Sacramento, CA