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Stone Temple Pilots

Stone Temple Pilots won a MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist in 1993 and have won a grammy award. Their debutalbum, "Core" is now8x platnum and their 2nd album, "Purple" is now 6x platnum. Stone Temple Pilots came in at # 40 onVH1: 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists, thisband is well known all around the world and are very popular in the USA.StoneTemple Pilots (abbreviated STP) were a popular hard rock band formed in 1990, after Scott Weiland and Robert DeLeo met ata Black Flagconcert in Long Beach, California and discovered that they were dating the same woman. They got to know eachoth ...read more

Stone Temple Pilots won a MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist in 1993 and have won a grammy award. Their debutalbum, "Core" is now8x platnum and their 2nd album, "Purple" is now 6x platnum. Stone Temple Pilots came in at # 40 onVH1: 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists, thisband is well known all around the world and are very popular in the USA.StoneTemple Pilots (abbreviated STP) were a popular hard rock band formed in 1990, after Scott Weiland and Robert DeLeo met ata Black Flagconcert in Long Beach, California and discovered that they were dating the same woman. They got to know eachother, rather than fight over thewoman, who eventually fled to Texas; the two moved into her old San Diego apartment andstarted playing together. Robert got his brother DeanDeLeo to join their jamming sessions and also found Eric Kretz, who wasthen with another band, to play drums.In 1990, going by the name Mighty Joe Young, they played at Whisky in Los Angeles,California. In 1992, Don Mullen, a booking agent for TriadArtists, saw them perform and led them to Atlantic Records. OnApril 1, 1992, they signed a contract and began recording tracks with BrendanO'Brien. During the recording, STP's lawyercalled and told them there was a blues musician who had already claimed the name Mighty Joe Young.They changed theband's name to Shirley Temple's Pussy after seeing the STP Motor Oil Company logo, but ended up changing it becauseofpressure from the record label. Wanting to keep the band's initials, they came up with Stone Temple Pilots. In September1992, they released theirfirst album, Core, including the hit songs "Plush", "Creep", "Wicked Garden", and "Sex Type Thing".The critics initially disregarded the group, writingthem off as a derivative of grunge bands such as Pearl Jam, Soundgarden,and Alice in Chains. After the "Plush" video appeared on MTV, showingthe band through a distorted lens, many supposedScott Weiland and Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder were the same person. The still long-haired Vedder reported receivingmessages complimenting him on his new short, red hairdo.In 1994, STP released their second album, Purple, which debutedat No. 1 and stayed there for three weeks. 1995 saw the band take a turn in thewrong direction, when Scott Weiland gotinvolved with a side music project, Magnificent Bastards, and with heroin. In May 1995, Weiland wasarrested for possessionof rock cocaine and heroin. Weiland was given one year's probation and during this time the group recorded their nextalbumTiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop. Although this CD got better reviews than their previous albums, it failed togenerate asmany sales. Still not having kicked his drug habit, Weiland was ordered by a judge to go into a drug rehabilitationprogram. Weiland had left theprogram at Impact House, without notice, but returned the next day. In October of that year,suggestive pictures of Weiland and Courtney Lovesurfaced and, luckily for Weiland, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt refused topublish the pictures. On November 4th of that year, Weiland was releasedfrom the rehab program and STP began touringagain in Los Angeles, but again, Weiland went back in rehab, starting rumours that the band wasbreaking up, which turnedout to be untrue.The Pilots released No. 4 in 1999. Shortly after its completion, Weiland was sentenced to a year in a LosAngeles county jail for violatingprobation.Meanwhile, since that year, Scott Weiland has formed the band Velvet Revolverwith former members of Guns N' Roses, plus Dave Kushner.Band members (and brothers) Robert DeLeo and Dean DeLeorecently announced the formation of a new band "Army Of Anyone" led by Filterfrontman Richard Patrick.Grunge was broughtto life in the eyes of an American music-lover by NIrvana.The Pilots Perfected it."Trippin? as I?m thinkin? ?bout a boy, hisname was sue. He?s a man, he?s man, Crackerman, crackerman, he?s a woman too." « hide

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LPs
Stone Temple Pilots
2010

2.8
293 Votes
Shangri-La-Dee-Da
2001

3
358 Votes
No. 4
1999

3.5
455 Votes
Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican...
1996

3.6
551 Votes
Purple
1994

4
925 Votes
Core
1992

4
1,043 Votes
EPs
High Rise
10/08/2013

2.7
81 Votes
Live Albums
MTV Unplugged
1993

4.3
6 Votes
Compilations
Thank You
2003

4
295 Votes

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