Stone Temple Pilots Making Big Plans for 20th Anniversary of ‘Core’


Story by Charles Ken

Stone Temple Pilots’s debut album, Core, turns 20 in 2012

While 2011 brought the 20th anniversary of a bevy of ‘90s alternative rock albums (Nirvana’s, Nevermind; Pearl Jam’s, Ten; the Red Hot Chili Peppers’, Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik), the fanfare isn’t even close to being over. Next year will bring the 20th anniversary of cherished grunge rock band Stone Temple Pilots’ debut full-length, Core. The set went on to score the guys a crop of classics, including “Plush,” “Dead and Bloated,” “Sex Type Thing,” “Creep” and “Wicked Garden.”

As for the band’s plans to commemorate 20 years of Core, Stone Temple Pilots crooner Scott Weiland says a number of goodies are in the works. “Well, we’re doing a lot of special things,” he told Fox New York. “[There’s] a lot of archival footage that we’re putting together, a coffee table book, hopefully a brand new album– so many ideas. A box set and then a tour, of course.” So, 2012 could bring an array of musical treats from Weiland, guitarist and bass player brothers Dean and Robert DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz.

Weiland also touched on his latest solo album, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, and explained the inspiration behind the Christmas album’s festive music. “Basically, when I wake up on Christmas morning with my family, and we start out with Philadelphia philharmonic … playing stuff that’s fairly reminiscent of what I sang in choir, expect all instrumental. Then, [as a kid], after my parents would wake up and have a few cups of coffee, it would move into ‘40s and ‘30s jazz standards.”

In other Stone Temple Pilots business, Weiland recently broke down the meaning behind the band’s trademark song, 1992’s “Sex Type Thing,” and explained why it frustrates him that people still don’t get the track’s message.

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