Stone Temple Pilots Drop Rock Hall of Fame Bombshell


Stone Temple Pilots performed Core front to back in its entirety for the first time on Friday night for a special internet concert, though “Wet My Bed” was not played. Prior to the concert, STP guitarist Dean DeLeo discussed STP’s lack of induction, or even nomination, for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

DeLeo told The News-Herald that they had visited the Hall of Fame in the past, “It’s been a while. It seems like whenever we get into town they know we’re there and somebody from our camp gets a call and we get invited down. They’re very sweet and kind to us.”

Scott Weiland visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland just a few weeks before his death in late 2015. Dean was coy when asked about possibly getting another type of call from the Rock Hall. “Like clean the floors or wipe the walls down?” DeLeo laughed.

The interviewer pointed out that STP had sold 50 million albums and were more than deserving of a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

“Oh, gosh, I don’t know. It would be nice. That would be quite an honor.” STP’s Grunge era contemporaries Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Green Day, and Nine Inch Nails are already inductees, while Soundgarden were nominated this past year but did not get in. STP, Alice In Chains, and The Smashing Pumpkins have been disrespected the last few years, failing to even receive nominations despite being eligible.