RUMOR: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS TO BREAK UP AGAIN?
Keep in mind that these are third hand rumors from the BelowEmpty.com forums, but this source has been correct in the past regarding stories about STP. So take this with a grain of salt, but the rumor states that Stone Temple Pilots are planning on breaking up again. It could be announced sometime next year in the form of an indefinite hiatus. The band may play some spot shows, but the rumor is it stems from lower tickets sales on tour and for their self-titled 2010 comeback album, along with problems the band are having with frontman Scott Weiland. The band want to focus on being parents, Eric wants to produce and the DeLeo brothers might do session stuff for other bands.
STP reunited in 2008 after over 5 years of being apart. The band wrapped up a one month ‘Greatest Hits’ tour on Sunday in Sacramento. Guitarist Dean DeLeo recently said in an interview he hopes the band will do a Core 20th Anniversary Tour next year, and regarding their plans next year he did not mention a new album, which STP fans have been clamoring for. He also said that the band are comfortable being a greatest hits bands and find that whenever they go outside their comfort zone it is unrewarding and fans don’t care. Scott Weiland attempted to reunite Velvet Revolver earlier this year after a one off show but Slash wanted no part of it.
As a huge fan of the band I really hope these rumors are not true and the band announce plans for a new album sometime in the next few months, but we’ll see. A fan recently had a great quote regarding STP that really rings true. They’re one of the best rock bands out there, they just don’t know it. Scott, Dean, Robert, and Eric, rock needs you making music!