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.