Stage: Zippo Encore Stage Day: Saturday Set Time: 18:20 – 19:10
With the release of debut album ‘Core’ in 1992, Stone Temple Pilots immediately achieved what all bands crave: a devoted fan base for life. The San Diego-based four-piece captured the zeitgeist at the apex of the so-called “grunge” era, but quickly distinguished themselves as a band beholden to no trend. Boasting the inimitable riffs of guitarist Dean DeLeo, the propulsive rhythm section of bassist Robert DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz, and the charismatic baritone of frontman Scott Weiland, STP dominated airwaves, video playlists and the charts alike. Buoyed by Billboard-charting singles “Sex Type Thing,” “Plush,” “Wicked Garden” and “Creep,” ‘Core’ sold eight million copies in the United States alone, while “Plush” nabbed the 1994 Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance and the band took home Best New Artist at the 1993 MTV Music Awards.
Sadly, on December 3rd 2015, Scott Weiland passed away. Hit hard by the passing of their band mate and brother, the remaining members of STP vowed to continue on the legacy of STP and in September (currently says July online) of 2017 released the 25th anniversary deluxe edition of their classic debut album Core.
On November 14th 2017, after more than a year-and-a-half of auditioning, STP announced that Jeff Gutt had been chosen as their new lead singer. With Gutt at the helm, the band released their second self-titled album on March 16th 2018. The album was followed by the successful Revolution 3 Tour in the summer of 2018 alongside Bush and The Cult. Building upon their newfound chemistry with Gutt, STP continue touring, recording, and evolving musically as they approach three decades of rock and roll dominance.