Stone Temple Pilots is an American rock band consisting of Scott Weiland (lead vocals),brothers Robert DeLeo (bass guitar,vocals) and Dean DeLeo (guitar) and Eric Kretz (drums, percussion)The band found immediate success with the release of their debut album Core in 1992,which is certified 8× platinum by the RIAA.
STP went on to sell nearly 40 million records worldwide.While mainly an alternative rock band,the band has incorporated a large amount of musical styles throughout theircareer,including hard rock,psychedelic rock,jangle pop and funk rock Guitarist Dean DeLeo uses heavily layered and distorted guitar playing and bassist Robert DeLeo draws influences from genres such as rhythm and blues,lounge music and ragtime. Weiland is the band's primary lyricist.
Weiland's continual drug offenses would cause multiple concert cancelations and band separations.These setbacks resulted in the creation of various alternate bands by each of the band members (The Magnificent Bastards,Talk Show,Army of Anyone,Velvet Revolver).Kretz would go on to launch Bomb Shelter Studios in Los Angeles.The band's separation in 2003 lasted five years.Stone Temple Pilots promoted their reunion in 2008 with the 2008 Stone Temple Pilots Reunion Tour and are currently set to release their sixth studio album in 2010.
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