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Stone Temple Pilots + Velvet Revolver: A Time Line

Scott Weiland was -in his good early years and I would say until 2007- a great frontman. His career began with Stone Temple Pilots, which in 1992 released their debut and most popular album: Core. STP and Weiland’s career was characterized, among several things, by interruptions.


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History infographic on a timeline about Stone Temple Pilots: click on the image.

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STP History: A Chronology

  • Stone Temple Pilots were formed in 1989. They were first called Mighty Joe Young, but the name was registered. So they took the acronym for STP motor oil company.
  • 1992: They release Core, their acclaimed debut album. Contains singles like Plush, Creep, and Sex type thing.
  • 1994. They release Purple, another best-seller, with singles like Interstate love song, Vasoline and Unglued. Scott begins to have a drug problem.
  • 1996: Tiny Music is released… Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop. The criticism was mixed at first, but today it is recognized as a great album, with a more psychedelic sound and 70s. Contains hits like Big bang baby, Lady picture show and Trippin ‘on a hole in a paper heart.
  • 1999: No.4 is released, after a brief break. His latest album of relevance contains songs like Down, Heaven & hot rods and Sour girl.
  • 2001: The irregular Shangri-la Dee Da is released.
  • 2002: Split.
  • 2008: Reunion, after leaving behind the Velvet Revolver and Army of Anyone projects.
  • 2010: His self-titled album Stone Temple Pilots is released. The last one with Scott Weiland on voice. Contains Between the lines, Take a load off and First kiss on mars.
  • 2012: STP fires Weiland. Start a legal dispute.
  • 2013: High Rise EP released, featuring Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington.
  • 2015: Scott Weiland dies on December 3.
  • 2018: They release Stone Temple Pilots, their second self-titled album. Jeff Gutt is from this stable singer job of STP.
    2020: Lost, acoustic album, goes on sale.

The short trajectory of Velvet Revolver & Scott Weiland

In 2003, with Guns n Roses under the power of Axl Rose, guitarist Slash decided together with bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum to form a band. After the separation of Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland was chosen to be the voice of the project, which would be called Velvet Revolver. The band released their acclaimed debut album Contraband in 2005, with hits like Fall to pieces, Slither and Dirty little thing.

Her second and final album, Libertad, came out in 2007. The singles were her She builds quick machines, The last fight and Get out the door.
After this album, Scott Weiland’s irregularity exhausted the rest of the band, who chose to throw him out. By that time the impending meeting of the Stone Temple Pilots was known. Anyway, this second stage of Scott at the head of STP lasted only two years and one more album: the first namesake: Stone Temple Pilots.

Alternative projects to Stone Temple Pilots

Brothers Robert DeLeo (bass) and Dean DeLeo repeatedly tried to form alternative projects to Stone Temple Pilots. The first opportunity was, together with the STP drummer, Eric Kretz and the singer David Coutts, their Talk Show project, which only produced a self-titled album and was a commercial failure. Songs like Everybody loves my car and Morning girl are some tracks to highlight.

In 2006, the DeLeo brothers along with Filter singer and former Nine Inch Nails Richard Patrick and future Korn drummer Ray Luzier formed Army of Anyone. Although much stronger than Talk Show, the project did not perform as expected and each member dedicated themselves to their respective projects. Father figure and Goodbye are two tracks that I suggest listening to from this project, but I really like the whole album.

On his side, Scott Weiland began his solo career early (1998) with 12 bar blues, another commercial failure. He spaced and irregularly released two more studio albums: 2008’s “Happy” in Galoshes and 2011’s Christmas album, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

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