(Possibly former) Stone Temple Pilots frontman discussed STP, his in the works third solo album, and his upcoming Purple To The Core tour in a new interview with Weiland blamed his STP bandmates for the 2012 Core 20th Anniversary tour not happening and turning into a standard Greatest Hits tour, “Well, originally, it was an idea I came up with for STP for the anniversary of ‘Core’ to do the ‘Core’ album in its entirety.” Weiland added, “The rest of the guys didn’t want to do it. So, it was still something that there was a lot of public interest in. Having that said, the idea was brought up to me through management. I talked to the guys in my solo band, The Wildabouts, and they were totally into it, as were the promoters. It worked out.” Weiland’s quote is odd though regarding his upcoming tour since Doug Grean has said they won’t be playing Core and Purple in their entirety, but rather select songs from the albums like STP were doing constantly from 2008-2012 (barring the few months in 2010 when they have several new songs in their setlist, probably the most exciting period of STP’s reunion era).

Weiland also discussed his third solo album being more of a mainstream rock album than his previous solo efforts, “Previously, it was an art project. We’re making a new album at this point. This is something where the new album is more of a rock ‘n’ roll album, as opposed to more of the sort of outside-the-box artistic sonic adventures that we’ve gone on in the past. The record that we’re making, hopefully will attract more of the STP and Velvet Revolver fans. I think it will also help that we’re doing this tour this way.”

Weiland did not discuss reports of him being fired from Stone Temple Pilots or Slash saying he will never reunite with Weiland in Velvet Revolver.

  • WizeKraker

    I like what im hearing bout that new solo album.. sounds promising.

  • rollingchains

    Something new!

  • Cobainsweater

    Scott Weiland and the Possibly Formers works much better. He can play Core and Purple front to back and it still won’t make a difference if the rest of STP aren’t involved.

  • Jeffpilots

    Core without the band????I think I will sit tht out
    Scott’s always late or cancels anyway

  • Nick

    how bout discuss whether your still in stone temple pilots or not??

  • versus

    I give the rest of STP a lot of credit for shutting down this terrible idea. The “let’s play our old commercially successful album in its entirety” tours are so overdone & such a sad attempt to make money. Scott’s tour has definitely been advertised as playing the entire Core & Purple albums. It even said so in an email I received from Ticketmaster.

  • Is he one?
  • Sonic_Junkie

    Read in between the lines of what he just said… the solo tour and solo album are cash grabs. He just trying to appeal to the masses to make some quick cash.


    STONE TEMPLE PILOTS have announced they have “officially terminated” their lead singer, Scott Weiland. No reason was given for the split. A spokeswoman said the band has no further comment at this time.

    Weiland is getting ready to embark on a solo tour where he will perform songs from the first two STONE TEMPLE PILOTS albums, 1992’s “Core” and 1994’s “Purple”.

  • ShaneC

    He’s fired.

    Now the Deleo’s can move on and make new music.

    I’ve lost 90% of my interest in Weiland anyway.

  • Eibwolf

    I’m glad they made it official. Now hopefully they can get a new singer and Weiland can do his own thing and we’ll have something decent out of both projects.

  • matyellott

    No way that STP will work with a new lead singer. The band is dead until the reunite in 4 years.

  • Scott McLean

    I’m glad he’s doing what he wants to do.


    The DeLeo brothers were 1000 per cent wrong to turn down the full album tours

  • Is he one?

    I am with matyellott here. A new singer for STP would be ridiculous. They’ll come back with Scott eventually anyway I bet.

  • Roger

    Nobody shows up to see those ugly geezers the Deleo bros, never mind the ham fisted drummer.

  • CagedTiger

    I’m looking forward to the new solo album and now that he isn’t part of STP he’s probably making the right move to make the album less artsy and more accessible to fans of STP and VR. When he was in a band that made rock n’ roll his solo albums were an outlet for his artsy experimental side to come through but there’s a lot more riding on this now it’s his prime focus, he needs it to be relatively successful I think.

  • Mike

    The brothers DeLeo have tried & failed to fire & replace Scott with Talk Show & Army of Anyone. Velvet Revolver haven’t even tried. Scott is the “Core” of both bands & can’t be replaced. Good for Scott for doing his own thing when others want to hold him back.

  • WizeKraker

    Whats with people ripping the idea of playing an entire Cd front to back?

    Ive seen Our Lady Peace do this with Clumsy

    and Primus do it with Green Naugahyde.

    Both killer shows.

    It makes for an entirely different experience, its like listening to the album.. but its fucking live. Its an awesome experience.

    I’d guess anyone who rags on the idea has never seen a band preform a record they love before.