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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS DISCUSS DEPARTURE FROM ATLANTIC RECORDS

Published On July 21, 2013 | By Brett Buchanan | Featured, Grunge Report, Stone Temple Pilots

Stone Temple Pilots’ DeLeo brothers were interviewed on WJRR a few days ago. Robert DeLeo discussed STP’s departure from Atlantic Records:

“We were on Atlantic for 20 years, it was an honor. You think Atlantic Records, you think of Ahmet Ertegun, you think of all of the R&B they did, you think of the Stones, Zeppelin, and Yes. All these great bands and all this great legacy of what Atlantic entailed. It was an honor to be on that label. But I think as time has gone by, the music business is different now, I think there’s more freedom to do what you really want to. What we want to do is get the music directly to the people to buy, that’s really the intention here.”

STP released all six of their albums from 1992 to 2010 on Atlantic Records. The band were involved in a lawsuit with Atlantic in 2008 when the label sued former frontman Scott Weiland and drummer Eric Kretz for attempting to get out of their contract so STP could self-release their new music. The DeLeo brothers had been let out of their contract for Army of Anyone. STP and Atlantic worked out their issues and STP’s 2010 self-titled comeback album was released on Atlantic.

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  • Casper

    Sounds like this 5 aong EP is only gonna be released via the Internet.

  • GRUNGECASTER

    YOU KNOW WHAT?? I THOUGHT AFTER DECEMBER 21, 2012. THE WORLD WAS GOING TO END
    BUT I DIDNT IMAGINE IN 2013, THE STONE TEMPLE PILOTS AND SCOTT WEILAND WOULD END :(
    ITS LIKE BEEN A STRANGE TIME IN ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC HISTORY, IT SEEMS LIKE FROM 2012 ALL THE WAY TO NOW, GRUNGE BANDS LIKE ALICE IN CHAINS, FOO FIGHTERS, PEARL JAM AND SOUNDGARDEN WERE COMING BACK IN A SMALL WAY BUT NOW AFTER STPS DEPARTURE WITH SCOTT, THERES BEEN A NEVER ENDING FLOW OF REALLY GOOD BANDS REMINDING US OF A TIME WHEN ANY BAND, ANYWHERE COULD MAKE IT , COULD BECOME FAMOUS AND WRITE SOME UNBELIEVABLE MUSIC. MAYBE SCOTT WEILAND SHOULD TAKE THIS TIME AND ENERGY AND RECHARGE VELVET REVOLVER AND GIVE THEM ONE MORE CHANCE AT SUCCESS IN 2013

  • GRUNGECASTER

    :)

  • Raj

    I’m no expert but once you sign to a label you owe them as many albums as you agreed to when you singed a record contract in your early 20′s. These guys don’t rest until they get what they are promised and if you try to leave they sue you. It sounds all nice and exciting in the beginning but to owe a label at least a half dozen records and touring in between it’s a lot harder than any musician envisions.

  • Nest

    Well fuckin thank god all that bullshit’s done with, with Atlantic.

  • Jimmy eats Mars

    Atlantic was smart letting these guys go. Never seen an album pushed as hard as self titled. Flopped. It so needed Brendan O Brien. I think the Deleos are given way too much credit.

  • La Flatulista

    Atlantic Records eran sabios a bajar los hermanos De Leo. STP’s música era una mierda horrible mancha en el legado de este legendario sello discográfico. Pronto verás los hermanos De Leo vender sus discos a partir de casos de guitarra. Robert De Leo no va a ser capaz de pagar los tapones de pelo.

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