SCOTT WEILAND’S SOLO BAND GUITARIST COMMENTS ON POOR PERFORMANCE OF “WONDERFUL”

Scott Weiland’s solo band guitarist Doug Grean posted this on his Facebook regarding last night’s performance of the Stone Temple Pilots song “Wonderful” in New York, which hasn’t been received well by fans who have seen it online or who attended the show:

“Yeah I loved wonderful. I remember record that song for SLD- I never thought that it got it’s due. I wasn’t super happy with the way we played it last night. But I’m sure by the next gig we’re gonna be killing it. Yeah we never played it before. No rehearsal at all. really. None for that tune”


Stone Temple Pilots- Wonderful (Live 2001)


Scott Weiland- Wonderful (Live 2011)

  • cosmicatomic

    Why would I ever pay money for a show where they openly admit they don’t rehearse for songs they perform?

    I’ve seen this on past concert reviews for Weiland concerts….e.g. Scott telling the paying audience that they didn’t rehearse any of the songs.

    It’s crazy….but Scott makes Axl Rose seem stable. Weiland is a disaster.

  • Brett

    Scott seemed to kind of figure out the song vocally at the end after sounding rough, but the music is what really kills it. Just sounds totally flat, nothing like the way the DeLeos play it.

  • Robbie

    “Scott seemed to kind of figure out the song vocally at the end after sounding rough, but the music is what really kills it. Just sounds totally flat, nothing like the way the DeLeos play it.”

    +1

  • Adam

    i have never fucking understood why stp or his ass is even covered on this site. i mean, really.

    whether people want to admit it or not, these guys wouldn’t even have a platform to stand on if it wasn’t for the seattle bands. listening to this fucker sing on that generic first record is a joke.

    they are fucking the most generic “grunge” band on this site.

    why don’t you drop these wannabes and start covering a fella you actually have on the top of this site, mark lanegan.

    hell, mudhoney.

    or, the fastbacks…

    or, the melvins…

    the list could go on and the list could be a lot more valid.

    if not, just replace this loser with gavin rossdale, the gin blossoms, silverchair, the toadies, etc. any of these will serve as the same.

    tired of seeing this worthless piece of overated junkie ass plastered all over the place. bunch of lame posers that road it all harder than anyone…

  • Junior

    I fully agree with Adam. “Generic” is the perfect word for STP.

  • Billy

    @Adam STP “generic”? Based on your comments you clearly have never listened to anything but the first album.

    The De Leo brothers and Eric Kretz are phenomenal musicians and the diversity of genres they effortlessly write songs in is actually a lot more impressive than Smashing Pumpkins which are covered heavily on this site and are from chicago not seattle which should eliminate them from the grunge movement according to you. Vedder is not from seattle,etc,etc

    I got You (No.4)
    Atlanta (No.4)
    Big Empty (purple) (any live version)
    Kitchenware and candy bars (purple)
    Hello it’s late (shangri la dee da)
    Too Cool Queenie (shangri la dee da)

    These are just examples, anyone who listens to STP knows that first album sounded similar to the “grunge” scene but everything was their own style of mixing different genres. They absolutely deserve to be on this site because they are a great rock band. Based on your logic i guess Cornell shouldn’t be on this site either because he made an album with Timbaland, he did a zep cover with santana,a song with slash. None of those musicians are grunge. lmfao

  • Brett

    Generic? STP are one of the most diverse bands covered on here, go listen to Tiny Music and Shangri LA DEE DA, or the mellow stuff on No. 4 and Purple. Core sounded the most aggresive because it was the debut, Weiland called it the “angry young men” record. They had written many of the songs in 1989-1990.

    Jane’s Addiction set the stage for alternative rock, then Seattle made it explode. None of them though deserve the credit for STP’s creativity, it was a group effort by the bands covered on here to keep rock on top and great for a good part of the 90’s.

    Lanegan is covered PLENTY on here, with Mudhoney, there just isn’t much Mudhoney news! They haven’t made a record in a few years now, they do some occasional touring and they have a documentary coming I’ve reported on. Shit, they won band of the year last year on GrungeReport!

  • the_keeper

    STP is not generic at all.

    They are not grunge ripoffs either. If you don’t like them that’s fine but they are unique

  • Greg

    Anyone who rips on STP is probably not a musician. The DeLeos are both great writers, get great sounds and come up with some very intriguing stuff. Alright well they all DID.

    Band got lame after a few cool albums, but if you don’t like “core” because you think it’s “generic” then I think you don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about.

  • silvergun superman

    I feel like Brett has made the argument on STP…. but i must add that the Toadies are not grunge rip offs, and they may be considered a “one hit wonder” by some for Possum Kingdom… but they have alot of great songs/records….

  • Barewire

    Brett, what’s your opinion on the Toadies? I’m not suggesting you cover them on the site, just wondering what you think about them.

  • rt316

    This Doug Grean guy can’t play live. He sounds good on studio versions of Scott’s songs but I just can’t listen to him live… He’s sounds like a total amateur.

  • Jim

    @Adam the fastbacks??? gtfoh never heard of em

  • dakotablue

    hey Adam, get over your stuck-up dumb-ass self already will ya?
    Plus I don’t think STP ever called themselves grunge nor anted to (although Scott did copy Layne’s look at one point)

  • J

    Stp is not generic…i didnt care too much for the last album, but everything else they have done is well written & covers several gener’s including the last.

  • Junior

    Again, STP DIEHARDS defense always falls back on the the DeLeos because they know their favorite singer carries no weight. Which would be hard to admit by most of you naive fans.Most of you have probably come to realize this fact by now, but you continue to try to convince yourself otherwise because somehow early on, during all of this great music, STP somehow became your favorite band even with a mediocre lead singer. I understand though, I really do to an extent. I can see how most of their albums/songs could be be considered MUSICALLY good because, again, of the DeLeos, but Weilands melodic choices, lyrics & concepts are VERY generic. All the way down to his Jagger wanna-be movements while performing. GENERIC.

  • Ed

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion. STP are brilliant, and no person’s opinion on a blog site about the validity of ANYTHING will change my mind. You don’t like STP? Go to another website, and listen to your own favorites. Now, where was I? Oh yea, listening to STP. LATER.

  • Junior

    ^^You seem mad, as if I’ve struck a nerve of some sort. Still trying to convince yourself I see. Pretty obvious to me, but oh well.

  • pretty penny

    hey Junior, maybe you and Adam should spend your time beating off together instead of incessantly scanning GR in order to throw mud at Weiland. Sure, he’s not everyone’s cup of tea and let’s leave it at that instead of you two lecturing us from your perceived position of superiority.

  • pretty penny

    Junior, maybe you and Adam should spend your time beating off together instead of incessantly scanning GR in order to throw mud at Weiland. Sure, he’s not everyone’s cup of tea and let’s leave it at that instead of you two lecturing us from your perceived position of superiority.

  • Junior

    OK :)