Eric Kretz On New Stone Temple Pilots Album: “We Kind Of Tapped Into Our Love Of Folk Music”

During an interview with Loudwire, Stone Temple Pilots drummer Eric Kretz talked a bit about the band’s upcoming album. According to him, the group “kind of tapped into [their] love of folk music” while recording the effort.

Kretz said the following:

“It’s a beautiful record. It’s different in that — every record we’ve done has some really hard-hitting songs and we usually open every album with it, whereas this one doesn’t have loud, hard-hitting songs. We really tapped into an emotional side of ourselves and took it to do the whole record that way.”

“[There’s] a wicked flute solo! It’s so cool. We kind of tapped into our love of folk music that we grew up on in the ’60s and ’70s and put some lush electric guitars on top of that sound.”

“It was very organic. Originally, we were gonna do a couple of songs…we just delved in to knock out a whole record back in March.”

“It was basically like painting in the studio, this record more so, because it was just so many beautiful layers of colors. It’s just pure musicianship and beautiful songwriting.”

Kretz also seemed to suggest that the band are planning to promote the record with a different kind of touring, but there is not too many details regarding that.

Stone Temple Pilots Stream Remastered Cover Of The Beach Boys’ “She Knows Me Too Well”

Stone Temple Pilots are streaming a remastered version of their cover of The Beach Boys’ “She Knows Me Too Well.” This track is from the new 25th anniversary edition of “Purple“, which is now set to be released on October 18.

[via Rolling Stone]

Stone Temple Pilots Stream 1994 Live Version Of “Meatplow” From 25th Anniversary Edition Of “Purple”

Stone Temple Pilots are streaming a live version of “Meatplow” from the new 25th anniversary edition of “Purple“, which is set to be released tomorrow (September 13). The track was recorded during the band’s August 23, 1994 show at the New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New Haven, CT.

[via Consequence Of Sound]

Live, Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, Etc. Announce Australian Tour

Live, Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, Rose Tattoo, and Electric Mary will be hitting the road on the “Under The Southern Stars Tour” in Australia. The trek will take place in April and it will feature a carnival atmosphere.

Tour Dates:

04/03 Tuncurry, AUS – Peter Barclay Field
04/04 Parramatta, AUS – The Crescent
04/05 Gosford, AUS – The Entertainment Grounds
04/09 Wollongong, AUS – Stuart Park
04/11 Hastings, AUS – Hastings Foreshore Reserve
04/12 Yarrawonga, AUS – Showgrounds
04/13 Adelaide, AUS – Bonython Park
04/15 Perth, AUS – HBF Stadium (with Figurehead) (no Rose Tattoo and Electric Mary)
04/17 Sunshine Coast, AUS – Sunshine Coast Stadium
04/18 Brisbane, AUS – River Stage
04/19 Newcastle, AUS – Foreshore Park

Stone Temple Pilots Stream 1994 Live Version Of “Interstate Love Song” From 25th Anniversary Edition Of “Purple”

Stone Temple Pilots are streaming a live version of “Interstate Love Song” from the new 25th anniversary edition of “Purple“, which is set to be released on September 13. The track was recorded during the band’s August 23, 1994 show at the New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New Haven, CT.

[via Billboard]

Stone Temple Pilots Finish New Album

During an appearance on “Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon” Jeff Gutt revealed that Stone Temple Pilots have finished their new album. The effort is expected to be released in 2020.

Gutt previously called the album an “acoustic record,” but he has since clarified saying there were “no rules on it having to be acoustic or anything, [but] it has a vibe to it, and it’s beautiful.” He went on to confirm that “it’s all new songs.”

He also added:

“With the ‘Purple’ thing happening, it’s pushing back the other thing. ‘Cause we were only supposed to do a few songs, and it turned into a full record, ’cause we had so much creativity happening at the time. So we just made a whole record.”

Gutt also said the music is “definitely different” and that “it’s a very beautiful record” that he is “really happy with.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Stone Temple Pilots To Release Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition Of “Purple” In September

Stone Temple Pilots will be releasing a remastered, deluxe 25th anniversary edition of “Purple” on September 13 via Rhino Records. The effort will be available as a 2-CD set, digitally, and as a super deluxe set (limited to 1,000), which will come with 1 LP, 3 CDs, a record slipmat and a replica of the “Interstate Love Song“ 7 inch that was released in the UK in 1994. That 7 inch will come with the title track and “Lounge Fly.“ Pre-orders can be found HERE and you can stream a previously unreleased acoustic version of “Big Empty” from the release below:

Track Listing:

Disc One: “Purple” 2019 Remaster:

01. “Meat Plow”
02. “Vasoline”
03. “Lounge Fly”
04. “Interstate Love Song”
05. “Still Remains”
06. “Pretty Penny”
07. “Silvergun Superman”
08. “Big Empty”
09. “Unglued”
10. “Army Ants”
11. “Kitchenware & Candybars”

Disc Two: Early Versions, Demos & Acoustic:

01. “Meat Plow” (early version) (previously unreleased)
02. “Interstate Love Song” (early version) (previously unreleased)
03. “Big Empty” (acoustic version) (previously unreleased)
04. “Unglued” (demo) (previously unreleased)
05. “Army Ants” (demo) (previously unreleased)
06. “Kitchewnware & Candybars” (demo) (previously unreleased)
07. “Dancing Days”
08. “She Knows Me Too Well” (demo) (previously unreleased)
09. “Interstate Love Song” (acoustic version) (previously unreleased)

Live At KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 1994:

10. “Pretty Penny” (acoustic version) (previously unreleased)
11. “Kitchenware & Candybars” (acoustic version) (previously unreleased)
12. “Christmastime Is Here” (acoustic version) (previously unreleased)

Disc Three: Live at New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT, August 23, 1994:

01. “Vasoline” (live) (previously unreleased)
02. “Silvergun Superman” (live) (previously unreleased)
03. “Crackerman” (live) (previously unreleased)
04. “Lounge Fly” (live) (previously unreleased)
05. “Meat Plow” (live) (previously unreleased)
06. “Still Remains” (live) (previously unreleased)
07. “Gypsy Davy” (live) (previously unreleased)
08. “Pretty Penny” (live) (previously unreleased)
09. “Creep” (live) (previously unreleased)
10. “Andy Warhol” (live) (previously unreleased)
11. “Army Ants” (live) (previously unreleased)
12. “Big Empty” (live) (previously unreleased)
13. “Interstate Love Song” (live) (previously unreleased)
14. “Plush” (live) (previously unreleased)
15. “Unglued” (live) (previously unreleased)
16. “Dead & Bloated” (live) (previously unreleased)
17. “Sex Type Thing” (live) (previously unreleased)