Man, the Beatles were overrated like gravity is overrated. ......... Say what you want, but statements like "the Beatles were overrated" make me much less likely to listen to anything you say afterward.
Not a chance, Velvet Revolver are busy touring and are at the height of their career.
SCOTT WEILAND Says STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Reunion Is Imminent - Jan. 21, 2008
VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland has told MiamiHerald.com that fans should be on the lookout for a reunion of his previous band, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, in the coming months. The singer made the announcement during an appearance this past Saturday (January 19) at an all-star gala event benefiting the AROD Family Foundation. The event took place at the Ritz Carlton hotel in South Beach, Florida. Hosts included Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez and his wife Cynthia, who founded the non-profit organization to support programs focused on improving quality of life, education and mental health for families in distress.
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS guitarist Dean DeLeo and bassist Robert DeLeo confirmed the band's split in 2003 following the release of the group's greatest-hits package, "Thank You".
"It was time to move on to other things," Dean told Guitar One magazine at the time. "Life and personalities and brotherhood took its course."
"Dean and [drummer] Eric [Kretz] and myself, I think, all feel a sense of sadness, relief, anger, melancholy about it," said Robert. "But to try and go and accomplish something with this band after we've already peaked is a bit cheesy. There's a cheese factor with guys hitting 40 trying to recapture glory.
"There's no way to go but out."
Weiland was expected to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom last Thursday (January 17), where his recent DUI case was to be continued. The singer was charged with driving under the influence of drugs after being pulled over by police in late November.
VELVET REVOLVER will begin a new U.S. tour on January 24 in Chicago, with dates confirmed through February 9.
When we got back to the Indian Palms last year on Sunday we hopped in the car to drive to our rental house and STP was playing on the radio and I said to my friends how awesome it would be if they got back together and played Coachella. True story. I think eventually it might happen
It's funny how everything was roses when we held on to the guns.
Wow. I was really obsessed with STP for a few months in 92 or so. I'd go see them. I have this thing about seeing bands I used to like but am not that into now. Maybe just in case there is never a chance again. Probably still trying to compensate myself for the fact that I never got to see AiC.
I got STP's live DVD a couple years ago from the greatest hits CD package (with the lovely woman in the field of flowers on the inside cover) and loved it. I would definitely see them, and am starting to wonder if they could do like Portishead this year (re:the States, I know their 1st show is earlier and they're touring Europe preceding and still a little after Coachella) and do a big reunion show and then do a short tour in the coming months. Hoping for an STP Friday.