Stone Temple Pilots Planning ‘Core’ 20th Anniversary Tour


Story by Cat Badra

Members of ‘90s grunge group STP are kicking around the idea of a ‘Core’ tribute tour

Stone Temple Pilots celebrate the 20th anniversary of their seminal “Core” album this year, and the guys are planning to do it up big. Frontman Scott Weiland, drummer Eric Kretz and the DeLeo brothers, Dean and Robert, are kicking around the idea of doing a “Core” tribute tour of sorts, in which they would perform “Core,” front to back, on the road.

“Scott and I were just talking a couple of weeks ago, and we’d like to go out there and perform [Core] in its entirety,” Dean DeLeo told WRAT of the touring idea. DeLeo, however, was a tad less promising when asked if Stone Temple Pilots were thinking about recording a new album this year. “Possibly,” he said. “We’re just kind of enjoying home life right now and enjoying our kids.”

Last year, Weiland said that he was flirting with several ideas to help celebrate “Core,” including a coffee table book and limited edition box set. “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, it looks like 2012 could bring an array of musical treats from Weiland and the gang. Last fall, Weiland released his first-ever Christmas album, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” featuring an assortment of traditional Christmas tunes sung by the grunge frontman. Would you like to see Stone Temple Pilots do a proper “Core” tour? Let us know in the comments section.




Posted by Cat Badra | Alternative, Grunge, Music, Rock News

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