Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland discussed the Grunge explosion of the 1990’s and Nirvana’s influence on him in a new interview with The Shark, as transcribed by Alternative Nation.
“Yeah, you could feel it. It affected more than than just the music, and certain things that each band had in common. It was in their influences, they came a very similar, same place. A mixture of like 60’s garage, 70’s Sabbath, Zeppelin, and punk rock. It was the way that we connected with our generation, Generation X, and the way that we affected youth culture, and pop culture, and also how we influenced the political movement going on at the time.”
“Nirvana, I saw them in a small club in Los Angeles called Raji’s. Jane’s Addiction too, Jane’s Addiction is from Los Angeles, and they were part of that same movement. They just happened to have their album come out a year earlier than Bleach. Those were probably two of my biggest influences.”
Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts are currently touring North America, with tour dates available on ScottWeiland.com. You can also follow Scott Weiland on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Weiland also recently released a new app showcasing his album Blaster, with a new track titled “Back to the City.”