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Stone Temple Pilots To Perform On "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" In May

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The reunited STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will be the featured musical guests on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on the Thursday, May 1 episode (which will actually air the morning of May 2 beginning at 12:05 a.m.).

According to Billboard.com, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will next week announce plans for a summer tour of more than 50 amphitheaters.

The group has already confirmed a handful of festival dates, beginning with the Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio, on May 17-18.

Further details about STP's tour will be announced during an April 7 news conference at the Harry Houdini Estate in Los Angeles. It is still unclear whether the band will record new material.

Although STONE TEMPLE PILOTS broke up in 2002 under less than friendly circumstances, both singer Scott Weiland — who just parted ways with VELVET REVOLVER following a very public ar of words — and guitarist Dean DeLeo have said that the band members are all on good terms now. Weiland even told The Pulse of Radio he could envision making another STP album. "We were never a band that felt like we needed to lean too hard onto our muscle," he said. "We always felt like we had enough beauty and enough finesse in our music, you know, while we were together, that could carry us into a long career. So for us to make a record at an older age doesn't seem like a stretch, you know, 'cause we were never all about brawn."

The last STP album, "Shangri-La-Dee-Da", came out in 2001. The band's initial success in the early and mid-'90s was derailed in the latter part of the decade by Weiland's well-documented drug problems and arrests.

Weiland, who recently spent time in rehab at an undisclosed location, has struggled with substance abuse problems for more than a decade, although he has reportedly been clean for nearly four years until now. Questions about his condition flared a few weeks ago when he missed a VELVET REVOLVER performance at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, claiming transportation problems.

Source: Blabbermouth.net

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1. texlonghorn10 writes:

i just hope they stay on the core album side or heavier would be great. and scott off the smack!!

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2. lazydivey writes:

i'd like to hear a bossa nova album from STP. it's a genre they've flirted with in the past and it would suit them better than trying to revisit their metal days. and if there's one thing we've learned from the band, it's that they seldom regress stylistically

# Apr 7, 2008 @ 12:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. texlonghorn10 writes:

yeah lazy. but to thats a whole new sound could stp keep and make more fans switching it up now when fans want sum more core ? i know honestly i wouldnt listen to the new stuff if they went bossa nova style. think they should stay hard to soft rock but we'll see i'll at least check it out!

# Apr 7, 2008 @ 1:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Tdogg writes:

I would personally like to hear something new in the vein of " Core" or "Purple". I did not care for "Shangri.." due to the slower safe sounding pop songs. I want the element of danger in the STP sound again.

# Apr 7, 2008 @ 2:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. citrus_tea writes:

We don't get this show in the uk. IMHO Purple is a classic and Meatplow their finest track to date.

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6. BLACKDOG writes:

I'm with Tdogg.Core & purple is when they were at there best.

# Apr 7, 2008 @ 7:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Westfallen writes:

Yes, they were at their best with the first 2 records. Exactly why they shouldn't even flirt with metal/grunge. It would sound incredibly dated.

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8. Westfallen writes:

Oh oops...I'll definitely be checking out the show :)

# Apr 7, 2008 @ 9:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. DM725 writes:

They were at their best with Purple but some songs on Core and some songs on Tiny Music also show them at their peak. (Plush, Big Bang Baby, Trippin)

If any of you have listened to Shangri La Dee Da and Army of Anyone's record then you'd realize the Deleo's have been writing albums with a few heavy songs and a lot of mid tempo and slow songs. I hope they switch it up though, No. 4 is a great hard rock album.

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10. Kalis_wrath writes:

I was playing "Core" at work today. I will be extatic if the new STP album sounds alot like it. The passion in that album is truely intence and I hope that they can bring that same passion in all they do from now untill Scott overdoses. I am also glad that he is back with STP. It seems that on a musical level he blossoms with them alot more than he ever did with VR.

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11. A.Diaz writes:

Album #4 is also pretty wicked in opion. Sour Girl, Sex and Violence, Down, and No Way Out are the key tracks on that record.
Jammin to: "Rape Me" Nirvana

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12. KoRNBoY writes:

DeY c0oL aNyoNe nOtiCe h0w sCoTT sIInG LiKe a GuRL NoW? ;D

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 6:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Cassidy writes:

STP HELL YEAH

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14. Jessy writes:

Scott is a rock god. Purple is the best STP album but all the other have solid hits. I am so excited to see them together again. Now if only ScottyBoy can stay clean for longer than five minutes.

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