Stone Temple Pilots’ full 1993 Saturday Night Live rehearsal has leaked online. The most interesting part of the video comes 27 minutes in, when STP play an early version of “Hollywood Bitch”, which later appeared on 2001’s Shangri LA DEE DA. Audio of this has leaked before, but video has never been seen.
The video also sees Scott Weiland discuss how the band are playing a different arrangement of “Creep.” He said, “We’ve got to get used to it. We’re having to change our whole arrangement around. In other words, we have to get used to this arrangement, the 2 minutes less version.” Weiland also takes out his trademark megaphone for “Naked Sunday.” Dean DeLeo even teases an acoustic version of the song.
24 minutes in, Dean also tests out the riff to “Meatplow”, which appeared on 1994’s Purple. The SNL guy also screws up STP’s name during the rehearsal.