Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots on the band’s past and future: “These are interesting times”
Robert DeLeo, of Stone Temple Pilots, spoke about the future of the iconic alternative rock band, saying “we’re still trying to figure this out”.
“These are interesting times,” said the bassist. Guitar world in an interview published Thursday (July 15). “The people who are in this entertainment business are the last to walk away from what we used to do.
“We are sort of at the mercy of the hands of this pandemic and see where it all takes us. “
Closing this conversation by saying that he hoped “to see a light at the end of the tunnel”, DeLeo had participated in an interview surrounding the upcoming release of a new box set from Stone Temple Pilots’ third studio album, “Tiny Music… Songs from the Vatican gift shop ‘, on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.
Arguably the group’s most sonically diverse release at that time, “Tiny Music… Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop” featured radio-ready rock hits like “Big Bang Baby,” “Trippin” on a Hole in a Paper Heart ‘and’ Lady Picture Show ‘, and of course the vocal talents of their original singer, the late Scott Weiland.
Lightly referring to the origins of the album name, DeLeo shared, “The album title was born because we had one of those things where you have a bunch of words on magnets that go on the fridge. I think Dean is the one who put together ‘Tiny Music’.
“That’s where it all came from – putting those two magnetic words together on a refrigerator.”
Back in the future of Stone Temple Pilots, DeLeo spoke about their eighth studio album, “Perdida,” released in February 2020, and considered a cover of that release and a return to the stage after the pandemic.
“I think just bringing it out and creating these emotions and everything in the songs was like therapy,” DeLeo said. “It was just a matter of getting that stuff out and getting it out of your heart, your mind, and your soul.
“It would be great to try to tour and do something with it. I think people would really appreciate that. I would love to take a tour.