There might still be a lot of bad blood between the remaining members of Stone Temple Pilots and former frontman, Scott Weiland but that doesn’t mean that the band won;t be going forward with putting out a new album anytime soon.
Today it was announced that the newly revamped Stone Temple Pilots, featuring new frontman, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, will indeed be recording a new LP. The LP which has been titled, High Rise is set to be released on October 8 will feature five new songs including the first post-Weiland single, “Out of Time.”
It might seem like relatively recent that Weiland was given his walking papers from the group, but it has actually been six months since then. While he did seem particularly upset and even admitted last week that the other members would have to buy him out of the group, Weiland hasn’t been doing too shabby, going out on his own tour while everything was falling apart.
“It was a quality-of-life decision and that really what it’s about,” bassist Robert DeLeo said in a radio interview, according to Blabbermouth. “That’s where we wanted to be. Chester is a person that’s really surrounded by good fortune and that’s something you want to be around. It’s no longer three guys in a room, trying to make a record or trying to get a tour together — it’s four guys in a room.”
We all know that the story of STP won’t be ending anytime soon, especially if the legal war keeps on, but at least they have a new album and a tour with Filter to keep them occupy. STP and Filter will be heading out on tour starting on September 4 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; full tour dates can be seen below.
9/4 Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Events Center
9/6 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
9/7 Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues
9/9 Boston, MA – House of Blues
9/10 Huntington, NY – Paramount
9/13 Oklahoma City, OK – Downtown Airpark (with Mötley Crüe)
9/14 Newkirk, OK – First Council Casino
9/17 Sunrise, FL – BB & T Center (Florida Panthers Event)
9/18 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
9/20 Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium
9/21 Ft Myers, FL – Rockwave Festival at Jet Blue Park
9/24 Midland, TX – La Hacienda Event Center
9/26 Tempe, AZ – Marquee
9/27 Las Vegas, NV – Freemont Street Experience
11/1 Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Live