Stone Temple Pilots reunion?
VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland has told MiamiHerald.com that fans should be on the lookout for a reunion of his previous band, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, in the coming months. The singer made the announcement during an appearance this past Saturday (January 19) at an all-star gala event benefiting the AROD Family Foundation. The event took place at the Ritz Carlton hotel in South Beach, Florida. Hosts included Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez and his wife Cynthia, who founded the non-profit organization to support programs focused on improving quality of life, education and mental health for families in distress.
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS guitarist Dean DeLeo and bassist Robert DeLeo confirmed the band’s split in 2003 following the release of the group’s greatest-hits package, “Thank You”.
“It was time to move on to other things,” Dean told Guitar One magazine at the time. “Life and personalities and brotherhood took its course.”
“Dean and [drummer] Eric [Kretz] and myself, I think, all feel a sense of sadness, relief, anger, melancholy about it,” said Robert. “But to try and go and accomplish something with this band after we’ve already peaked is a bit cheesy. There’s a cheese factor with guys hitting 40 trying to recapture glory.
“There’s no way to go but out.”
Weiland was expected to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom last Thursday (January 17), where his recent DUI case was to be continued. The singer was charged with driving under the influence of drugs after being pulled over by police in late November.