Stone Temple Pilots

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Scott Weiland (b. Scott Weiland, 27 October 1967, Santa Cruz, California, USA; vocals) and Robert DeLeo (b. 2 February 1966, New Jersey, USA; bass

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  • Trivia

    • STP are starting work on a new studio album in November 2008.

    • In January 2008, STP reunited and announced a Nationwide Summer Tour.

    • "Shangri-La Dee-La" tracklisting:

      1."Dumb Love"
      2."Days of the Week"
      3."Coma"
      4."Hollywood B***h"
      5."Wonderful"
      6."Black Again"
      7."Hello It's Late"
      8."Too Cool Queenie"
      9."Regeneration"
      10."Bi-Polar Bear"
      11."Transmissions From a Lonely Room"
      12."A Song for Sleeping"
      13."Long Way Home"

    • "No. 4" tracklisting"

      1."Down"
      2."Heaven & Hot Rods"
      3."Pruno"
      4."Church On Tuesday"
      5."Sour Girl"
      6."No Way Out"
      7."Sex & Violence"
      8."Glide"
      9."I Got You"
      10."MC5"
      11."Atlanta"

    • "Tiny Music..." tracklisting:

      1."Press Play"
      2."Pop's Love Suicide"
      3."Tumble in the Rough"
      4."Big Bang Baby"
      5."Lady Picture Show"
      6."And So I Know"
      7."Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart"
      8."Art School Girl"
      9."Adhesive"
      10."Ride the Cliché"
      11."Daisy"
      12."Seven Caged Tigers"

    • "Purple" tracklisting"

      1."Meatplow"
      2."Vasoline"
      3."Lounge Fly"
      4."Interstate Love Song"
      5."Still Remains"
      6."Pretty Penny"
      7."Silver Gun Superman"
      8."Big Empty"
      9."Unglued"
      10."Army Ants"
      11."Kitchen Ware & Candy Bars"

    • "Core" tracklisting:

      1."Dead & Bloated"
      2."Sex Type Thing"
      3."Wicked Garden"
      4."No Memory"
      5."Sin"
      6."Naked Sunday"
      7."Creep"
      8."Piece of Pie"
      9."Plush"
      10."Wet My Bed"
      11."Crackerman"
      12."Where the River Goes"

    • Though it went 2x Platinum, "Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop" did not do very well, because of lack of promotion. When the album was released, lead singer Scott Weiland was in trouble with the law over illegal drug buying. Which made the band cancel their '96-'97 tour.

    • "Interstate Love Song" spent 15 weeks at #1 on the Mainstream Rock charts in 1994.

    • The band's worst selling album is "Shangri-La Dee La", which sold merely 500,000 copies.

    • The band's biggest selling album is Core, which sold over 8 million copies.

    • The band's song "Plush", is featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, on alternative radio station, Radio X.

    • The band's song "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart", is featured in Guitar Hero II.

    • STP's five albums have sold over 17 million copies in the United States.

    • In the liner notes for Core, Scott Weiland is just named Weiland.

    • The bands' frontman Scott Weiland was ranked #91 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.

    • They were ranked #40 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists.

    • Original names of the band include Shirley Temple's P***y and Stereo Temple Pirates.

    • In January 1994, the band was simultaneously voted 'Best New Band' by Rolling Stone's readers and 'Worst New Band' by the magazine's music critics.

    • Critics condemned Stone Temple Pilots saying thet were rip-off artists copying other grunge bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, and Soundgarden.

    • "Interstate Love Song" was about Scott Weiland lying to his girlfriend while on the road, saying he was sober.

    • Awards & Nominations:

      Won:1993 | MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist
      Nominated:1993 | MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video (Plush)
      Won:1994 | American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist
      Nominated:1994 | MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing (Vasoline)
      Nominated:1995 | American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group
      Nominated:1995 | American Music Award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist
      Nominated:1995 | MTV Video Music Award for Best Group Video
      Nominated:1995 | MTV Video Music Award for Best Hard Rock Video (Interstate Love Song)
      Nominated:1995 | MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video (Interstate Love Song)
      Nominated:1995 | MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography (Interstate Love Song)
      Nominated:1997 | American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Artist
      Nominated:1997 | American Music Award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist
      Nominated:1997 | Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance (Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart)
      Nominated:2000 | MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography (music video Sour Girl)
      Nominated:2000 | Billboard Music Video Award for Best Modern Rock Clip of the Year (music video Sour Girl)
      Nominated:2001 | Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance ("Down")

    • The song Plush is about a real missing person from San Diego, California who was discovered dead by local law enforcements.

    • Discography:

      September 29, 1992 Core


      June 7, 1994 Purple


      March 5, 1996 Tiny Music Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop


      October 26, 1999 No. 4


      June 19, 2001 Shangri-La Dee Da


      November 11, 2003 Thank You

    • Stone Temple Pilots (1989-2003) RIP
      They Were:

      Scott Weiland
      /Vocals/
      Dean DeLeo
      /guitars/
      Robby DeLeo
      /bass/
      Eric Kretz
      /drums/

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