Stone Temple Pilots Release ‘MTV Unplugged’ Version of ‘Core’ Track

2017-09-12

Story by Anne Erickson

Listen to a raw, unplugged version of the Stone Temple Pilots classic ‘Core’

Stone Temple Pilots will reissue their debut “Core” album later this month in a deluxe format to honor the set’s 25th anniversary, and the reissue features recordings from the group’s 1993 performance on “MTV Unplugged.”

To get fans pumped for the reissue, STP has posted the “MTV Unplugged” version of their song “Wicked Garden” on Soundcloud.

“That was nerve-wracking. I was so nervous,” bass player Robert DeLeo told Billboard of the “Unplugged” appearance. “There’s something about volume and turning things up so loud that allows you to hide behind the wall of sound, and there we were doing something we’d only done together when we were alone in a room, just us.”

The reissue of “Core” will arrive on Sept. 29, which is exactly 25 years after the album was official unleashed.

In other news, with both Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland and the band’s temporary singer Chester Bennington now gone, Robert commented on the group’s reported search for a new vocalist.

“(Guitarist) Dean (DeLeo) and I are always writing music, whether it’s for STP or not,” Robert said. “Hopefully we will find a singer who will be that guy, and represent what we want to do moving forward.”

He added, “I think there’s a lot of music to be made, still, and I think we all feel we want to continue. Not only that, but also playing songs that we wrote 25, 30 years ago that mean a lot to me, and I think there’s people out there who want to hear those songs, too.”

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