Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo discussed being called derivative of Nirvana in a new Yahoo interview.
“I don’t think we ever made records for critics; that wasn’t our whole point of doing what we were doing. We were trying to make the best music we could, make the best songs we could make. I think with the landing of Nirvana, there was no way around the whole Seattle thing. We were just excited about making a record. We didn’t really know what was going to happen. It’s pretty much out of your hands after you do that. You don’t know who’s going to buy it, who’s going to like it, who’s not going to like it.”
He said about critics later changing their mind about STP, “Talking to some of those critics these days, they’re like, ‘Um, sorry! Sorry!’”
Dean DeLeo said about the 25th anniversary of Tiny Music, “There’s something that doesn’t feel quite right to sit here and talk about Scott. It saddens me that he’s not able to be here and do it himself. … It’s heartbreaking that he’s not here to celebrate this.”