Stone Temple Pilots Stream Previously Unreleased Demo “Only Dying”

Stone Temple Pilots are streaming their previously unreleased demo “Only Dying,” via Rolling Stone. The song, which was originally going to be used as part of “The Crow” soundtrack before Brandon Lee’s death, will come with the new 25th anniversary edition of “Core.” That set will be released on September 29.

Click the LINK to go to the stream.

Dean DeLeo commented:

“I remember Scott really wanted to redo the song and quite honestly, the guitar tone we chose on that … I don’t know what I was thinking. Maybe I was listening to too much Robert Smith or something. It’s a song where I don’t think we reached our full potential as songwriters quite yet. But honestly, it really is a beautiful song.”


Listen To 1993 Live Performance Of Stone Temple Pilots’ “Plush” From Upcoming Deluxe Edition Of “Core”

A live version of Stone Temple Pilots’ “Plush,” which was recorded at the Castaic Lake Natural Amphitheater in Castaic Lake, CA in 1993, is now available to stream via Loudwire. This version of the song will comes with the new 25th anniversary edition of “Core,” which will be released on September 29.

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Listen To Early Demo Version Of Stone Temple Pilots’ “Sex Type Thing”

A demo version of Stone Temple Pilots’s “Sex Type Thing” is now available to stream via Spotify. You can also find an unoffical stream below. This version of the song will come with the new 25th anniversary edition of “Core,” which will be released on September 29.

Stone Temple Pilots To Release 25th Anniversary “Super Deluxe Edition” Of “Core”

Stone Temple Pilots be releasing a 25th anniversary edition of their 1992 debut album “Core” on September 29. It will be available as a “Super Deluxe Edition”, with the remastered album, three bonus CD’s (including demos, live tracks, and their “MTV Unplugged” performance), a vinyl version of the original album, and a DVD (including a 5.1 surround sound mix of the album and four music videos), in a hardcover book complete with rare photos (limited to 15,000). The first 1,000 people to preorder those will also get a replica of the 7″ single for “Plush.” There will also be a 2 CD “Deluxe Version”, which only comes with the remastered album and rarities. A one disc remastered album and digital copy will be made available as well. Preorders can be found

“Super Deluxe Edition” Track Listing:

Disc One: Original Album Remastered:

01 – “Dead & Bloated”
02 – “Sex Type Thing”
03 – “Wicked Garden”
04 – “No Memory”
05 – “Sin”
06 – “Naked Sunday”
07 – “Creep”
08 – “Piece Of Pie”
09 – “Plush”
10 – “Wet My Bed”
11 – “Crackerman”
12 – “Where The River Goes”

Disc Two: Demos And B-sides:

01 – “Only Dying” (demo)
02 – “Wicked Garden” (demo)
03 – “Naked Sunday” (demo)
04 – “Where The River Goes” (demo)
05 – “Dead & Bloated” (demo)
06 – “Sex Type Thing” (demo)
07 – “Sin” (demo)
08 – “Creep” (demo)
09 – “Plush” (demo)
10 – “Sex Type Thing” (Swing Type Version)
11 – “Plush” (Acoustic Type Version)
12 – “Creep” (New Album Version)
13 – “Plush” (Acoustic from MTV Headbanger’s Ball Take 1)

Disc Three: Live 1993:

Live At Castaic Lake Natural Amphitheater (July 2, 1993)
01 – “Crackerman”
02 – “Wicked Garden”
03 – “No Memory”
04 – “Sin”
05 – “Plush”
06 – “Where The River Goes”
07 – “Sex Type Thing”
08 – “Wet My Bed”
09 – “Naked Sunday”

Live At The Reading Festival (August 27, 1993)
10 – “Wicked Garden”
11 – “No Memory”
12 – “Sin”
13 – “Lounge Fly”
14 – “Dead & Bloated”
15 – “Sex Type Thing”
16 – “Naked Sunday”

Disc Four: MTV Unplugged (November 17, 1993)

01 – “Crackerman””
02 – “Creep”
03 – “Andy Warhol” (David Bowie cover)
04 – “Plush”
05 – “Big Empty”
06 – “Wicked Garden”
07 – “Sex Type Thing”

Disc Five: (DVD) Original Album 5.1 Mix & Music Videos:

“Sex Type Thing”
“Wicked Garden”

Life Of Agony’s Mina Caputo Wants To Sing For Stone Temple Pilots

Stone Temple Pilots are still searching for a new singer, and Life Of Agony’s Mina Caputo said she would definitely sing for the band, and that she actually did do an open audition for them. She also went on to say that she feel[s] like [she’s] the right person” for the gig.

She told Alternative Nation the following when asked if she would sing for Stone Temple Pilots:

“Absolutely. I feel like I know the DeLeo brothers and Eric Kretz. But I’m much more closer to rock n’ roll than a lot of people – I was born with a Led Zeppelin record in my hand, y’know? And that being said, the Stone Temple Pilots – to me – have always been like the modern day Led Zeppelin. And I really always felt like I understood Scott’s melodic sensibility. I always understood his masculine/femininity.

I just feel like it’s so meant to be. I feel like I’m the right person for the right equation, because not only would I do my damndest to honor the Stone Temple Pilots catalog – which is extremely Biblical to me – but more so than ever, I would love, love, love to create new music with the Stone Temple Pilots. With the DeLeo brothers. They are pretty much my top favorite of all musicians of all time. And I just feel like lyrically, melodically, the shit I’ve been through, that I would be able to deliver really.

I honestly don’t think they really know the true essence and limitlessness of who I am as an individual, or a vocalist, or a front person. I think the only really good way for them to judge would be to actually get me in the room with them, or doing something new with them – to show them. Because I definitely have the sensibility. I know what they’re looking for. I know what they want.

I’ve watched many, many interviews with Dean and Robert, talking about kind of singer they want. And I’m the person. I know I am. And I know as far as loyalty…and if they wanted to do a lounge version of “Plush,” or a bossa nova version of “Big Bang Baby,” or a Spanish version of “Where the River Goes” or “Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart,” I know they’re looking for that singer that if they present like a jazz version of let’s just say, “Dead & Bloated,” they need a vocalist that can “chameleon” their way vocally, lyrically, melodically into a new song or this already existing song that they would want to do, and make it into this different kind of version. Because that’s the kind of band that they are – they have no limits.

And the songwriting ability, they’re some of my favorite songwriters. Robert DeLeo is one of my favorite bass players, one of my favorite songwriters. Only because I know what I would put into that project too, and I know my own personal love of music and what music means to me, and what the Stone Temple Pilots’ music means to me. Everything that they were and everything that they contributed to rock n’ roll…I would lose my mind if I got a call to just be like, ‘Hey, come on and come down. Maybe we’ll jam on something new.’

I think a lot of great people might be getting lost with the way that they’re doing it. Because I haven’t heard anything about anything – since they put that whole thing up. And I actually went that route. Just because I’m in the business or didn’t think I should get any kind of special treatment because I’m in somewhat of a successful act or whatever, I went through the rings like everybody else, and then I didn’t hear anything.

I spoke to Eric a year ago, and I haven’t really spoken to Eric since. God knows what they were going through – or went through…”

Head to Alternative Nation to read more.

Stone Temple Pilots Pay Tribute To Scott Weiland On First Anniversary Of His Death

It has been exactly one year since the tragic death of Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, etc.). To commemorate this sad day, his former bandmates in Stone Temple Pilots posted a tribute, which you can read below.


“Here we are. A year has passed since you’ve been gone.

We often think of you and are reminded of you daily with many memories.

Then there is the music the four of us carved out allowing us to listen and feel how brilliant you are.

There was a time when we looked up to one another.

Each of us wanting one another’s approval.

The songs we wrote had to have complete impact on us in order for them to shine.

When it did… it was unearthly. Perhaps you are in a place now to better describe it.

We miss you Scott.”

Stone Temple Pilots Say They Have “Been Rehearsing With Several Singers Over The Past Few Weeks”

Entertainment Tonight  recently reported that Stone Temple Pilots had recruited former “X Factor” contestant Jeff Gutt as their new vocalist. Now the band have shot down those rumors by sending the site this statement:

“The band has been rehearsing with several singers over the past few weeks. They haven’t made a decision yet.”