Stone Temple Pilots To Perform ‘Core’ In Its Entirety


Stone Temple Pilots will perform Core live in its entirety for the first time on July 31st in Los Angeles for a special PPV webcast on Nugs.TV for $9.99. STP originally planned on doing a Core 20th anniversary tour in 2012 with the late Scott Weiland still on lead vocals, with a reissue planned featuring a rerecorded version of “Only Dying.”

STP still ended up touring in summer 2012, but it ended up being their final tour with Weiland, and Core’s anniversary was not part of the setlist or promotion. STP then tried to plan a Core tour set to begin in late 2012 and run until 2013, but Weiland ended up booking a ‘Purple at the Core’ solo tour, leading to his firing in February 2013. Weiland and STP sued each other over his firing, which detailed how negotiations fell apart for a 2012/2013 Core tour, with Weiland demanding more money and refusing to sign a guarantee that he’d show up on time for performances.

STP later released a 25th anniversary reissue of Core in 2017 two years following Weiland’s death, and they hired their third lead singer Jeff Gutt later that same year. STP were scheduled to tour with Nickelback this summer. STP aren’t the first 90’s band to do a televised internet performance during the pandemic, as Bush just did a live show on TV.