A few weeks ago was the 25th anniversary of Stone Temple Pilots filming their MTV Unplugged performance in New York. The iconic performance featured the late great Scott Weiland rocking out in his rocking chair, and the debut of “Big Empty”. STP performed an acoustic benefit show for MusicDrivesUs.org last night in Norwood, MA. You can watch videos below.
Matthew posted on the BelowEmpty.com forums, “What a show! No new tracks, but it was an interesting crowd and event. Nothing like I’ve ever been to before. Half concert and half fundraiser and located in a really creative space with doors open two hours before show time and there was a brewery on site. Let’s just say the crowd was very lubed up by the time STP came on. I can kind of understand why they didn’t bust out the new stuff because I honestly don’t think most of the people there even knew about Jeff [Gutt] and let alone a new album. Would’ve maybe been a good opportunity to play at least one song to promote it though.
What an experience overall. The band was tight and every song just killed. It was an incredible set for a long time fan to hear those songs acoustically in person. I honestly can’t believe it even happened. It was no frills and song after song the band got tighter and tighter. No encore, played for 90 minutes. 16 songs total and they closed with Trippin’.”
Big Bang Baby
Lady Picture Show
Interstate Love Song
Seven Caged Tigers
Sex Type Thing
Trippin’ On A Hole In A Paper Heart