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20 Jun
2012


The first annual Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, presented by California’s Rock Station – 98 Rock, is set for Sunday, September 23 at Discovery Park in downtown Sacramento, CA. The initial lineup for the full-day rock festival includes Stone Temple Pilots, Deftones, Bush, Chevelle, Hollywood Undead, Theory of a Deadman, Oleander, Escape the Fate, Otherwise, Gemini Syndrome and more.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 22 at 10:00 AM PT at www.AftershockConcert.com, www.Ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets. A special 98 “Rock Mob” ticket presale is available from Wednesday, June 20 at 10:00 AM PT through Thursday, June 21 at Midnight PT. For details, visit: http://rockmob.krxq.net/asp2/Register.aspx.

General admission tickets for Monster Energy Aftershock Festival are available for as low as $49.50 plus fees and VIP tickets can be purchased for $99.50 plus fees. VIP tickets include: VIP entrance to venue; access to VIP lounge area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service; viewing of main stage (seated and standing areas); seated area with shade for dining and private restroom facilities; and a VIP guest laminate. Visit www.AftershockConcert.com for more information.

“When you’re bringing a new rock festival to any city, it’s important to have a great local radio partner, and a strong feeder system of stations to support the show,” says festival creator/producer Danny Wimmer of Arms Division Concerts/DWP/Right Arm Entertainment. “Sacramento has this and more. Its deep foundation in rock – including bands like Deftones and Oleander, music executives coming out of the area, and vital stations like KDOT, KBRE, and our partner station 98 Rock – proves that rock is a mainstay in Northern California.”

Discovery Park is conveniently located in downtown Sacramento, where the American River meets the Sacramento River. Gates for the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival open at 11:00 A.M. and the show starts at noon.

Monster Energy Aftershock Festival is produced by Arms Division Concerts/DWP/Right Arm Entertainment, co-creators/producers of the annual Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH, Carolina Rebellion in Charlotte, NC, Welcome To Rockville in Jacksonville, FL, Epicenter—Southern California’s Rock Festival, and Rock Allegiance.

Website: www.AftershockConcert.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AftershockFestival
Twitter: http://twitter.com/AFTERSHOCKSAC

10 Feb
2012

When a band has issues with their label and doesn’t hire a publicist, their music videos don’t get released and promoted. That’s what happened here with Stone Temple Pilots and their video for “Cinnamon”, the unofficial third single for the band’s self-titled album released in 2010. Watch the video below and let us know what you think about it in the comments section.

01 Dec
2011

By Kevin Seaman

Now I’ve seen it all. Tuesday night, Scott Weiland performed for an audience of about 100 fans at the iHeartRadio Theater presented by P.C. Richard & Son in promotion of his new Holiday Album, “The Most Wonderful Time of The Year.” The album consists entirely of traditional Christmas tunes such as “White Christmas” and everyone’s favorite- “Winter Wonderland.” Although the album doesn’t exactly qualify as a milestone in Weiland’s highly successful and equally tumultuous career, one could say that he pulls off this collection of un-hatebale songs in his own bizarre, eccentric, Scott Weiland-esqe way.

I’ve been a huge fan of all Scott Weiland’s projects since I was but a young lad, and I’ve followed his career very closely all the while. I like to think I’ve been considerably more patient with his bad habits and attitudes over the years than most fans (and certainly his band mates) were willing to be. For me, the reward has been what I believe to be an excellent and emotionally charged catalogue of music that spans many genres and musical styles.

The iHeartRadio Theater is definitely one of the most exclusive venues I’ve been to in New York. The standing room holds no more than 200 folks, and is just about the size of an Olympic swimming pool. It’s not a place to hang out. It’s a place to catch a very brief live performance from some of the biggest names in the business. I had fairly high expectations for the show- being all exclusive and all; but in the back of my mind, I couldn’t help but think, “what if he’s messed up on drugs, and makes a fool of himself?” It’s hard for me to imagine Scott’s voice sounding anything less than great, but I guess I hadn’t seen him perform in a while.

In true rock star fashion, Weiland didn’t take the stage until about 7:45 p.m., 45 minutes late. He began talking about the “Holiday Album”, and his newfound appreciation for the string jazz ensemble that worked with him on it. I hoped the string section would remain on stage for more than just the Christmas songs, but they did not. I was curious to know what it would sound like to hear some acoustic “strung out” STP tunes.

Let me go on record stating that I am the last person on earth that wants to write a negative review about Scott Weiland, but it’s hard to call this performance an all out success. In the studio, Weiland’s voice still sounds as smooth as ever, but at age 44, I believe the man has lost the perfectly raw live Rock performance voice of yesteryear. The 3 Christmas tunes he opened with were actually his most flawless songs of the night vocally. His voice sounded great on them, although the feeling in the crowd was as awkward and confused as I’ve ever been party to at a “rock and roll concert.” A drunk buffoon in the front row kept disrupting Scott on stage, and seemed to have a boy crush on him. A solid 5 minutes of show time was spent listening to this guy make a fool of himself. He was quite entertaining, and was then escorted out by a friendly pair of security guards. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. After the three Christmas tunes, Weiland performed my favorite song of the night, “Killing Me Sweetly”, a gem from his most recent double-disc solo album “Happy In Galoshes.” Next, Scott got emotional while talking about touring with STP and the old n’ days. When I heard the opening notes to “Wonderful” off STP’s “Shangri La-De-Da” record, I was very pleased. I expected him to play a bunch of the commercial STP tunes (Sour Girl, Interstate Love Song, Plush, etc.) so this was a surprise. He warned the crowd to bear with him, and apparently for good reason. Although it felt great to hear this deep track played live (especially in such an intimate venue) I knew the words far better than he did. It was a great idea, but it was clear that this song had not been rehearsed- ever. I thought about grabbing the microphone and helping him out. Probably should’ve done it. Oh well. I’ll give him credit for one thing- he certainly wears his heart on his sleeve. He was completely lost in his songs, and I really understood it. I’ve been there with some of his songs and countless others, and to see what looked like genuine emotion pouring through the microphone was pretty special. On the other hand…. I guess it can also be difficult to determine whether rock stars are caught up with emotion or are just unbelievably high, but I’m not one to speculate. Weiland continued with a very sloppy yet jazzy version of the STP hit “Vaseline”. Then we heard a strange rendition of Velvet Revolver’s “Do It for The Kids”. Again sloppy, and for the life of me, I cannot figure out why he decided to pretend he was David Bowie. I mean….he really sounded like him, but it was just strange. He closed the show with around 10 minutes of improvisational hard-rocking-jazzy-hip-hoppy-loungey musical jambalaya including some intense, epic percussion.

It’s certainly no secret that rock stars don’t age like wine. Scott Weiland will always be remembered as one of the most talented rock vocalists of his generation, but I do believe his ability to really wail on songs like “Dead and Bloated” has evaded him. This is not necessarily a bad thing! He still has a strong, mature, and captivating voice- but I just don’t think its built for stadium rock tours anymore. On the whole, this was an interesting show to say the least. Clocking in at just under an hour, I am lucky to have been in attendance. If you’re not familiar with Scott’s solo work, please check out the albums “12 Bar Blues” and “Happy In Galoshes”. Good dirt.

Photos by Kevin Seaman

16 Aug
2011

Words and photos by Keeyahtay Lewis (DeadBoltPhotos.com)

One of the most talked about tours this summer has to be Stone Temple Pilots. I know that a lot of people were super excited to see what Scott Weiland and band-mates had in store for us. With Weiland leading the charge, you never know what to expect. I was able to catch the Borgata tour stop on 08/6/11.

Opening up the night was the band Jetstream. They are a young, L.A. based trio that really did a fantastic job getting the crowd fired up for STP. I assume that most of the audience, myself included, did not really know who Jetstream were, but you would not have known that by the way they kept everyone moving along during their set. If you google them there is nothing but amazing things said about this band, and after seeing them play, I would bet that they will be a band that is around for a long time.

Up next was the band Rose Hill Drive. It would be a disservice to these guys to say they sound like a Classic Rock band, but I don’t mean it in a bad way. They really reminded me of another time when bands just played amazing, bluesy rock. They even looked the part, long hair, long beards, boots and bare feet. Honestly, they were energetic and a ton of fun to watch. The brothers Daniel and Jacob Sproul traded vocals and guitar licks with fire. You could see it all over their faces that they really believe in the music they played, which made all of us believe too.

Stone Temple Pilots were next to take the stage. There was a bit of time before they came up and you could feel the audience wondering if tonight was going to end badly. To say that frontman Scott Weiland has had a checkered past would be an understatement. STP did come out though, only about 10 minutes late, and you could tell they had something to prove. Weiland strutted out wearing a vest and a tie, megaphone in hand. He stepped up to the front of the stage with the crowd going crazy, and ripped into the first song. The band sounded tight. Weiland’s vocals were tight, and it seemed like they were having a great time. The crowd was a bit mixed at the show with kids who were seeing them for the first time, alongside their parents who were seeing them for the 20th, but everyone sang and moved along with the band the whole set. Weiland never stopped moving and the DeLeo brothers matched his energy ounce for ounce. The band played like they were young and trying to make their mark. It was fantastic to be in the audience for that.

Setlist
Crackerman
Wicked Garden
Vasoline
Heaven and Hot Rods
Between the Lines
Hickory Dichotomy
Still Remains
Big Empty
Silvergun Superman
Plush
Interstate Love Song
Big Bang Baby
Down
Sex Type Thing

Encore:
Dead & Bloated
Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart

01 Aug
2011

Stone Temple Pilots are on a low key summer tour playing more intimate outdoor venues this year compared to the amphitheatres they’ve played in the past. The band’s touring in support of their self-titled album released last year. STP played the Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park, NJ on Tuesday night. Our photographer Josh Lowe (flickr) was there to get some shots of Scott Weiland and the band in action. Check them out below and head over to stonetemplepilots.com to see when the band will be playing near you.

16 Dec
2010

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS confirm first U.S. show of 2011. The band performs at the Pearl/Palms Las Vegas on February 25th.

Pre-Sale begins tomorrow (12/17). General sale starts this Saturday 12/18.

Get your tickets here!

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06 Dec
2010

Fall To Pieces: A Memoir of Drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Mental Illness–the critically acclaimed gripping memoir written by Mary Forsberg Weiland with Larkin Warren–will be released in paperback December 7th via It Books/HarperCollins Publishers (list price $14.99).

In Fall To Pieces, Mary–mother, model, bipolar disorder survivor and recovering drug addict–reveals the extreme highs and lows of her life with refreshing candor and unflinching detail. She beautifully tells the story of her life, including her longtime relationship with ex-husband, Stone Temple Pilots/former Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland. In Fall To Pieces, Mary offers a window into the world of modeling and rock ‘n’ roll, while at the same time providing deep insights into the drug and alcohol addictions that could have killed her, and her serious and misunderstood mental illness.

Mary felt it was important to share her story, despite fears of how revealing her personal battles might affect her family. She explains her reason for writing Fall To Pieces and why she felt bipolar disorder was an important subject to address: “I reject the stigma that the words ‘mental illness’ carry and I’d love to be a part of the movement to eliminate it. After my bipolar diagnosis, I read countless books on the subject. I had a difficult time connecting to them because my story often lacked the intense mania that so many people struggle with.”

While the holidays are a joyous time of year for many, they can also be especially difficult for those who suffer from mental illness or depression. Mary hopes that Fall To Pieces may help provide some understanding, laughter, and insight for those struggling with similar demons. “The holidays can be an emotionally taxing and lonely time. My biggest dream for Fall To Pieces was that others might find the strength and a little bit of that light that lifted me from my darkness. I have received an overwhelming response from so many readers who were able to connect with this story. The dialogue we’ve shared over the last months has been one of my most cherished gifts. Thanks to the many who have discovered it, the book has a life I never could have imagined. It’s humbling and inspiring.”

Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of “Loveline” and “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,” and author of The Mirror Effect and Cracked, has noted: “Mary Weiland’s beautifully crafted memoir takes the reader through the journey that is so very common today, the slow drift into addiction and mental illness. Fall to Pieces is perhaps the most vivid rendition of this experience I have ever come across. Honest, clear, and accurate, Mary takes us into the reality of a world that is idealized in the tabloids. I have always loved Mary and Scott Weiland, but never more than now.”

Here a sample of the critical praise for Fall To Pieces:

“…a harrowing story of addiction and mental illness.”

–People Magazine, November 9, 2009

“…a worthy addition to the rock canon.”

–Maureen Callahan, New York Post, November 15, 2009

“For all the death and devastation detailed in its pages, the book is surprisingly funny.”

–Dean Goodman, Reuters, November 24, 2009

“…she chronicles her extraordinary life with equal shades of whimsy, humor, honesty and hope. From an international modeling career and her marriage to legendary Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland to struggles with mental illness and addiction, Mary has crafted a poignant and essential portrait of growing up. It’s impossible not to identify with many of the moments in this tome—some heartbreaking, some hilarious, all real. It’s easily one of the most powerful books you will read this year.”

–Rick Florino, Artistdirect.Com, November 19, 2009

Mary is currently studying for her certification in drug and alcohol counseling with a focus on co-occurring disorders at Loyola Marymount University.

For more information on Fall To Pieces, go to: http://falltopiecesthebook.com.

18 Oct
2010

Atlantic recording group Stone Temple Pilots are back on the road after taking a short break and are winning rave reviews for their electrifying shows. Tampa Bay’s own Creative Loafing hailed, “STP’s no nonsense, tightly packed 75-minute set would make any current band green with envy…It’s obvious the band still has plenty of the fuel and fire that propelled them to great heights all those years ago…”. While the Tampa Bay Times praised, “…No band has ever combined grunge and glam better than Stone Temple Pilots, much to fans’ delight….Two of Core’s unimpeachable smashes, Plush and Sex Type Thing, prompted huge chant alongs from the audience. Even a new song, Between the Lines, got the pit singing.” See below for a full listing of Stone Temple Pilots’ tour dates.

In other news, Stone Temple Pilots just released the amazing new single “Cinnamon” from their acclaimed album, “STONE TEMPLE PILOTS”. Produced by Stone Temple Pilots and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, Dave Matthews Band, My Chemical Romance), “STONE TEMPLE PILOTS” sees one of rock’s greatest bands continuing to explore their enduring approach to music – melding big riffs, classic pop hooks, and the restless experimentalism of glam, punk, and psychedelia. The album also features the chart topping hit singles “Between the Lines” and “Take a Load Off”.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2010

OCTOBER

15 Baton Rouge, LA Baton Rouge River Center

16 Pensacola, FL Santa Rosa Beach

19 Raleigh, NC Raleigh Amphitheatre

20 Charlotte, NC Road Runner Mobile Amphitheatre

22 Bee Cave, TX The Backyard

23 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre

26 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena

27 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl

29 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

30 Indio, CA Fantasy Springs Resort Hotel & Casino

NOVEMBER

1 San Francisco, CA The Warfield Theatre

3 Kent, WA ShoWare Center

4 Vancouver, BC Pne Coliseum

6 Calgary, AB Calgary Stampede

7 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre

For more information, head over to http://stonetemplepilots.com/

09 Sep
2010

Stone Temple Pilots have a new video out for their single “Take A Load Off.” This is an interesting choice for the band’s second single off the new album especially since front man Scott Weiland has been saying at live shows that “Cinnamon” would be the next single. Oh, and the band doesn’t play “Take A Load Off.” This might be another label issue the band will have to deal with. Anyways, check out the video. It’s a mix of live clips and random pictures and animations that I have no idea how they relate to the band. Enjoy!

05 Sep
2010

Stone Temple Pilots returned to New York for their first area show in over three months. STP was last seen in the “area” playing the Gramercy Theatre in Manhattan back in May. Now, the band’s been touring behind the new album Stone Temple Pilots and fans are still having a difficult time grasping the new material. The quietest moments of the show came during new tracks like “Cinnamon” and “Huckleberry Crumble.” There was even less appreciation for seemingly random jam sessions on lesser-known songs like “Still Remains” and “Silvergun Superman” that haven’t traditionally been on the band’s previous tour setlists. The band was at it’s best playing their greatest hits like “Crackerman”, “Vasoline”, “Plush” and “Sex Type Thing” yet even those songs seemed slightly off by soundboard mix issues. If you’re going to go see Stone Temple Pilots for the first time, it was probably a great show. If you’ve seen them a few times already, you probably wish that you paid a few bucks less for your ticket.

Setlist
Setlist:
Crackerman
Wicked Garden
Vasoline
Heaven and Hotrods
Between the Lines
Hickory Dichotomy
Still Remains
Cinnamon
Big Empty
Dancing Days
Pretty Penny
Silvergun Superman
Plush
Interstate Love Song
Huckleberry Crumble
Down
Sex Type Thing

Encore:
Dead & Bloated
Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart

Enjoy a fan video below