Gavin Rossdale Reveals If Stone Temple Pilots Deserve Name Without Scott Weiland


Scott Weiland photo credit: Corey Hickok

Stone Temple Pilots recently released a Spotify playlist listing their favorite Bush songs. The list includes:

Everything Zen
Little Things
Personal Holloway
Greedy Fly
Letting the Cables Sleep
The Chemicals Between Us

Stone Temple Pilots are currently on the Revolution 3 tour with Bush and The Cult.

Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale discussed the tour in a New Hamphshire interview. He said that it’s ‘great’ to see STP carry on after the losses of Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington.

Rossdale says Bush is “ready to just go out and slay.”

“It seemed like a really smart, simple thing to do,” he said of hitting the road with the other two juggernaut bands.

“I think that in a very heavily saturated touring world, we come with three bands people know. There’s quite a collection of songs for the night,” he said.

“It’s great to see the resurrection of STP,” Rossdale adds, referring to the often-troubled band that has seen its share of turmoil following the deaths of lead vocalists Scott Weiland in 2015 and Chester Bennington (also of Linkin Park) in 2017.

Rossdale said this tour’s set list won’t contain any “off-the-beaten-track” Bush songs, instead aiming for fan favorites like “Glycerine,” “Greedy Fly” and “The Chemicals Between Us.”

“I think that my band is a little more comfortable to just play surefire, cracker sets where everyone knows every song. I think that’s the MO,” he said, adding that the decision to add certain songs is made democratically.

“Where there’s a deep cut off an old album, this new album, whatever, to me that’s just what I would do, but it’s one vote against two. It’s hard,” he said.

Rossdale isn’t worried whether concertgoers are familiar with one band or another, adding that sharing stage time simply means fans will hear top-shelf hits all night long.

“I’ve always felt that people just like a great band. To like one band doesn’t mean you can’t like another. So it’s a fun thing; we always try to outdo each other,” Rossdale said.