“Purple” by Stone Temple Pilots
So it looks like everyone’s favorite second-rate grunge band that shares its initials with a brand of motor oil, Stone Temple Pilots, are getting back together for an Ohio show this summer and possibly an extended tour. You can read more about that here.
Talk about an unnecessary reunion. Sure, Stone Temple Pilots were popular, and I mildly enjoyed some of their hits (like “Plush,” “Vasoline” and “Interstate Love Song”), but they never were anything more than a Nirvana clone with songs of little substance. Do they really need to bring something back that wasn’t that great to begin with?
Maybe I’m being too hard on singer Scott Weiland and his bandmates. I guess I’m kind of a purist when it comes to a rock band’s time and place. I remember seeing the late, great Joe Strummer perform with his final band, the Mescaleros, in the late ’90s, and I was kind of mad that he dared sing Clash songs 30 years after they were popular and without co-leader Mick Jones at his side. It just didn’t seem right.
Now that I’ve had my rant, what do you think about Stone Temple Pilots getting back together?