ALBUM REVIEW: Stone Temple Pilots – Perdida

Bands rarely take risks anymore. Many times bands stick to an established formula and fear of change or reprisal from fans keeps the sounds regurgitating and prevents real growth. Then you have a band like Stone Temple Pilots, themselves riding the crest of their major 2019 comeback album, self-titled album, and a triumphant world tour that preceded and followed the release. You couldn’t blame them with all the past tumult if they played it safe and made another mostly rocking album to appease the fans. However, on their surprising unplugged album Perdida (Rhino), they did anything but play it safe. Continue reading

Stone Temple Pilots Cancel Acoustic Tour Due to Injury

Sad news as Stone Temple Pilots is being forced to cancel their upcoming acoustic headline tour, due to injury. Lead vocalist Jeff Gutt has a severely herniated disc and his doctors have advised immediate surgery, along with several weeks of recovery time and physical therapy. Gutt is expected to make a full recovery, and the band hopes to reschedule the acoustic tour later this year. Ticket holders can seek refunds at point of purchase. The bands’ unplugged album Perdida. The album will be available on February 7 via Atlantic Records on CD and vinyl as well as from digital outlets and streaming services. Continue reading

REVIEW: Stone Temple Pilots – Rival Sons – Ty Bryant and The Shakedown: Live at The Ford Amphitheater

Being a New York City guy, and a big kid at heart, I have always loved Coney Island. I never really equated it with shows, even with the concerts coming to the nearby baseball field and the new Ford Amphitheater on the Coney Island Boardwalk, right on the legendary beach. Since Coney is basically the end of NYC, I made the long trek out there with some friends for food and adult beverages first. After heading over to the venue, the big brick façade of the front-facing the beach doesn’t really give away the big open-air/tent vibes of the venue, with the ocean breeze and waves in the distance. As I found my seat, Ty Bryant and the Shakedown were winding down their set. Always a rocking fun time with him. The sound was noticeably great, with tremendous acoustics and a clear mix emanating from the speakers Continue reading

Stone Temple Pilots Books Major European Tour

Stone Temple Pilots who made a big comeback with their stellar self-titled, seventh album in 2018, has booked a summer tour of Europe this June. Dates also include major festival appearances at Download Festival, COPENHELL, Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest Open Air Festival, and Download Festival Madrid! Tickets are on sale now and confirmed below. Continue reading

Stone Temple Pilots – Stone Temple Pilots

One of the hardest things for veteran bands to do is overcome expectations. Especially if you have reached legend status, it’s tough to live up to the hype your own fan base can hang on you. Tougher still is when you have to overcome adversity to do it, and honestly, a lot of acts don’t recover. Stone Temple Pilots have remained musically consistent in their career, even when things didn’t go a planned. If you can name a major rock band that has had two iconic lead singers pass away and recover, let me know. In the end, it’s all about how you battle back. And in that regard STP have proven they have a real punchers temperament on their new self-titled album (Rhino). Continue reading

Stone Temple Pilots: Official Live Footage Of First Show With Jeff Gutt Available

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Last week Stone Temple Pilots introduced former ‘X Factor‘ contestant Jeff Gutt as their new vocalist. After the exciting announcement, the group performed their first show together for SiriusXM subscribers at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. Continue reading

Stone Temple Pilots Announce New Singer, Premiere New “Meadow” Single

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Stone Temple Pilots have finally confirmed that former ‘X Factor‘ contestant Jeffrey Adam Gutt will be the new vocalist for the band. Not only that, but they’ve also released the first single with the new front man. Continue reading