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

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 and Rival Sons Book a Co-Headline Tour for Next Fall

Rock legends and emerging superstars unite as Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons team up for a co-headline tour. Produced by Live Nation, the exclusive 12-city outing will kick off September 13th in Baltimore and see them performing on intimate stages across the country including The Met Philadelphia, Ford Amphitheater in New York City, The Fillmore New Orleans and more, before wrapping October 9th in, San Diego. Tickets are on sale a the link below. Continue reading

Northern Invasion Announces Stage Times For Next Weekend

Taking over western Wisconsin next weekend, Northern Invasion has announced their band performance times and onsite experiences have been announced for the festival. Featuring Tool and Avenged Sevenfold, along with performances from A Perfect Circle, Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin, Stone Temple Pilots and many more, the fest takes place Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI. A limited number of General Admission weekend and single day tickets are still available while supplies last at www.NorthernInvasion.com. Continue reading

Stone Temple Pilots To Play First Show With New Singer

Stone Temple Pilots, long rumored to be ready to return with a new singer, will officially play their first live show with that new singer Tuesday, November 14 at a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM listeners at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. Continue reading

Stone Temple Pilots Close To Naming New Singer

In an interview Stone Temple Pilots co-founders Dean and Robert DeLeo revealed that the band has chosen a new singer and are close to naming him. The announcement comes just a few months after the death of the previous singer Chester Bennington, also of Linkin Park. Original singer Scott Weiland died on December 5th, 2015.  Continue reading